The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné


Object within Schaaf no. 3348

Palermo Cathedral

Object details

Image size: h 16.4cm x w 20.3cm

Object Type: Paper Negative-Camera

Physical description: waxed; creased from fold, possibly for posting

Inscription: in pencil, Cathedral Palermo / This neg one of the paper sent out ... liberally covered with such spots.

Matilda Talbot 1934

Owner: National Science and Media Museum

Object owner number: 1937-4503

Collection: Science Museum Collection

This object is part of Schaaf no. 3348

Palermo Cathedral

Location: Palermo

Keywords: Sicily Italy

The photographer of this image has yet to be identified for certain. At the moment it is tentatively attributed to either the Reverend Calvert Richard Jones or the Reverend George Wilson Bridges.

It is known that Bridges did visit Sicily, but it's not certain that Jones ever did.  However for stylistic reasons Jones has not been excluded as the photographer until the evidence proves otherwise.