The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné


Object within Schaaf no. 2320


Object details

Created: Between 1 Dec 1839 and 31 Dec 1839

Image size: h 9.5cm x w 8.8cm

Object Type: Paper Negative-Contact

Physical description: irregular shape; two adjoining edges trimmed with corner clipped; two other adjoining edges neatly torn

Inscription: in ink, verso, in Talbot's hand, Exposed to the light for a month Decr 1839; in pencil, verso, b

Arnold Crane

Owner: J. Paul Getty Museum

Object owner number: 84.XM.1002.029

This object is part of Schaaf no. 2320


Keywords: Experimental

An inscription in Talbot's hand tells us this image was an early experiment, tested by a lengthy exposure to sunlight for the month of December in 1839.