The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné


Object within Schaaf no. 2819

The Chess Players

Object details

Alternate titles

An intensified experimental print

Created: Between 1 Aug 1835 and 31 Dec 1847

Image size: h 19.5cm x w 14.4cm

Paper size: h 24.8cm x w 19.5cm

Object Type: Salted Paper Print

Physical description: two samples cut roughly from top of print - one sample has been replaced and is lighter than the main print; white band along one edge; heavy paper

Inscription: in pencil, verso, in an unknown hand, Print No. 2; verso, Intensified 15 minutes cleared 2 mins; (40cc/litre) Inset shows density of original

The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1973

Owner: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Object owner number: 1973.616