The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné


Object within Schaaf no. 201

Bust of Venus

Object details

Alternate titles

in an 1846 Art Union

Image size: h 10.0cm x w 7.7cm

Paper size: h 10.1cm x w 7.9cm

Object Type: Salted Paper Print

Mount: Art Union page

Physical description: corners of the negative clipped; corners of the print clipped

Inscription: in Art Union: William Arthur, 6th Duke of Portland; B. J. Simmons & Co. collection bookplate

Owner: Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas

Object owner number: Simmons 3 vol. 8

Supporting images

This object is part of Schaaf no. 201

Bust of Venus

Keywords: Sculpture

One of the objects most photographed by Talbot, this statuette seems always to have been known as the “Bust of Venus” by the Talbot family. It was often referred to as such in inscriptions made by the likes of Lady Elisabeth Feilding. It is in fact a “Bust of Susanna”, reduced from the original full-figure marble statue by the Baroque sculptor, François du Quesnoy (1597-1643). The original is in the church of Santa Maria di Loreto, in Rome.

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