The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné


Object within Schaaf no. 3156

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

Object details

Created: Between 1 Feb 1846 and 31 May 1846

Image size: h 22.5cm x w 18.1cm

Paper size: h 23.1cm x w 18.1cm

Object Type: Salted Paper Print

Inscription: title inscribed in the negative; in pencil, verso, in Dudley Johnston's hand, Fox Talbot - Rape of the Sabines (Florence) abt 1846; in ink, in Dudley Johnston's hand, verso, No 99; two RPS ink stamps, verso, one circular

Victoria & Albert Museum, 2017
National Science and Media Museum, 2003 to 2017
Royal Photographic Society, number 025313
Previous RPS number 99

Owner: Victoria and Albert Museum

Object owner number: RPS.315-2017

Collection: Royal Photographic Society Collection

Supporting images

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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