The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné


Object within Schaaf no. 3156

81. Rape of the Sabines (1st view) Florence, 2nd series

Object details

Created: Between 1 Feb 1846 and 31 May 1846

Image size: h 21.6cm x w 16.8cm

Paper size: h 22.6cm x w 18.5cm

Object Type: Paper Negative-Camera

Inscription: more than one looped pencil X recto; in ink, verso, 81. Rape of the Sabines (1st view). Florence.

The British Library, gift of Janet and Petronella Burnett-Brown, 1 March 2006
Fox Talbot Museum, Lacock Abbey, National Trust (00310)

Owner: The British Library

Object owner number: Talbot Photo 1(206)

Collection: Talbot Collection

This object is part of Schaaf no. 3156

81. Rape of the Sabines, Florence, (1st View) 2nd series

Location: Florence

Keywords: Italy Sculpture

There are blurred traces of figures in the composition, most notably, the transparent figure of the man asleep at the base of the sculpture's plinth. He stayed still long enough for his form to register during the long photographic exposure, but not long enough to be rendered completely solid.

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