The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné

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Object within Schaaf no. 2314

The Great Seal of Queen Victoria

Object details

Created: 20 Nov 1839

Image size: h 15.3cm x w 15.3cm

Paper size: h 22.7cm x w 18.6cm

Object Type: Paper Negative-Contact

Physical description: circular; embossed stamp upper corner

Inscription: in pencil, verso, upper right, fixed wh salt Nov. 20/39 [20 November 1839]; in pencil, verso, upper left, 2h1/2 fx Nos. [Nos. underlined]

Watermark: Joseph Burch London

Provenance:
Matilda Talbot 1934

Owner: National Science and Media Museum

Object owner number: 1937-1444

Collection: Science Museum Collection

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This object is part of Schaaf no. 2314

The Great Seal of Queen Victoria

This photograph of the Great Seal of Queen Victoria is possibly related to a photograph of that description which was exhibited by Talbot in Birmingham in 1839 (see Class 1, Image 1). For more information on that exhibition see Larry Schaaf’s blog post dedicated to it. The seal shows Victoria enthroned between the allegorical figures of Religion and Justice.