The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné


Object within Schaaf no. 3003

20. Cathedral Messina, Sicily, 2nd series

Object details

Image size: h 22.0cm x w 16.7cm

Paper size: h 22.8cm x w 18.3cm

Object Type: Salted Paper Print

Physical description: tear, lower right, mended

Inscription: title inscribed in the negative; in pencil, verso, in Dudley Johnston's hand, Fox Talbot Cathedral Messina; in ink, in Dudley Johnston's hand, No 100; two RPS ink stamps, one circular, verso

Watermark: J Whatman 1846

Victoria & Albert Museum, 2017
National Science and Media Museum, 2003 to 2017
Royal Photographic Society, number 025317
Previous RPS number 100

Owner: Victoria and Albert Museum

Object owner number: RPS.319-2017

Collection: Royal Photographic Society Collection

Supporting images

This object is part of Schaaf no. 3003

20. Cathedral Messina, Sicily, 2nd series

Location: Sicily

Keywords: Italy Architecture Panorama

This image, together with Schaaf number 2998, forms one half of a panorama.

A horse and carriage, and passers-by are rendered transparent because they did not stay still during the long photographic exposure.

This view of the cathedral looks east from the Piazza Duomo and shows the bell tower of the west front of the cathedral church of S. Maria Assunta. The bell tower was taken down in 1863 as it had become unsafe.

The panorama photographs of Calvert Richard Jones feature in a Talbot project post