The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné


Object within Schaaf no. 176

Bust of a young woman, possibly British, 18th or 19th century

Object details

Image size: h 8.5cm x w 6.1cm

Object Type: Paper Negative-Camera

Physical description: Cut to arched top

Inscription: Pencil 'X' lower right corner recto

Owner: Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History

Object owner number: 1995.0206.010

Collection: Photographic History Collection

This object is part of Schaaf no. 176

Bust of a young woman

Keywords: Sculpture

From the hairstyle, combined with the wreath around the young woman's hair, her expression, and the treatment of her face and drapery, it is possible that the bust in this photograph dates from the late 18th or early 19th century. The sculptor may well be British, but a European artist is also possible, perhaps German or Flemish.

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