Created: 3 May 1840
Image size: h 22.6cm x w 18.3cm
Object Type: Paper Negative-Contact
Inscription: in pencil, verso by Henry Talbot: May 3/40; in pencil, verso by HT: W, long in Sun; pencil X3 recto [3 unusual - likely refers to 3 minute exposure]
Provenance:Daniel Wolf, Inc., sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1985.
Owner: J. Paul Getty Museum
Object owner number: 85.XM.0150.009
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Keywords: Experimental Botany
An experimental negative used as a sunlight test for fixing. '3' inscribed onto the negative within the 'X'is unusual and probably refers to 3 minute exposure.
The leaves rerepsented in this arrangement include field maple (centre); Ribes to the left, Privet and Celtis or Philadelphus