The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné


Object within Schaaf no. 1151

Lady Elisabeth Feilding with a parasol

Object details

Image size: h 14.4cm x w 9.7cm

Object Type: Paper Negative-Camera

Physical description: the negative has been chemically revived

The British Library, gift of Janet and Petronella Burnett-Brown, 1 March 2006
Fox Talbot Museum, Lacock Abbey, National Trust (00443)

Owner: The British Library

Object owner number: Talbot Photo 3(42)

Collection: Talbot Collection

This object is part of Schaaf no. 1151

Lady Elisabeth Feilding with a parasol

Keywords: Portrait

Lady Elisabeth is pictured wearing a checked dress. Her face is partly obscured by the shadow cast by her bonnet in the sunlight.

A note, typed by Harold White, to accompany this image suggests, "Calotype portrait of Lady Elisabeth Feilding taken on August 21st 1841 by her son, W.H.Fox Talbot. [sic] Enclosed is also a print made from the negative though the camera, and an enlargement from a copy negative. The original negative, fist 'fixed' on pot. iodide [potassium iodide], had bleached. Was redeveloped and fixed in hypo only." It is not clear if the date suggested by White is accurate.

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