The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné


Object within Schaaf no. 2260

Two botanical specimens

Object details

Created: Between 1 Jan 1839 and 31 Aug 1839

Image size: h 21.8cm x w 17.0cm

Object Type: Paper Negative-Contact

Physical description: irregularly cut negative, 15.5 cm wide; one top and two bottom corners clipped

Inscription: in ink, verso: H.F. Talbot. 1839; in pencil, verso: fx

Helmut and Alison Gernsheim
Dr E. Weil
Sotheby's, 4 March 1958
Sir John Herschel

Owner: Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas

Object owner number: 964:054:001

Collection: Gernsheim Collection

This object is part of Schaaf no. 2260

Two botanical specimens

Keywords: Botany

This image depicts similar arrangement to Schaaf 2260 and Schaaf 2023, the flowering stem on the left is likely to be Heliophila as identified by Talbot in Schaaf no. 2246

The specimen on the right is Spikemoss. Latin name, Selaginella (Selaginellaceae).