The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné


Object within Schaaf no. 2438

Lacock Abbey, towards Sharington's Tower

Object details

Created: 31 May 1840

Image size: h 17.2cm x w 18.2cm

Object Type: Paper Negative-Camera

Physical description: three corners clipped; print cut diagonally into two with upper half chemically re-developed by Harold White

Inscription: in pencil, verso, in Talbot's hand, May 31, 1840; in ink, in a modern hand, possibly Harold White's, Taken may 31st 1840 "Tower from Urn" Photogenic drawing.

Harold White

Owner: Hans P. Kraus Jr.

Object owner number: 101293.64

This object is part of Schaaf no. 2438

Lacock Abbey, towards Sharington's Tower

Location: Lacock Abbey

Keywords: Experimental

Sharington's Tower at Lacock Abbey, as photographed form a nearby urn in the grounds.

A project blog by Larry Schaaf is dedicated to Harold White's experiments into chemically reviving the latent image in some of Talbot's original photographs and negatives. A label pasted, verso, gives an explanation of White's methodology for the chemical re-development of the original negative and cites an entry in Talbot's notebook on reviving the latent image.