The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné


Object within Schaaf no. 3386

View of Malines, Belgium

Object details

Image size: h 16.9cm x w 20.2cm

Object Type: Paper Negative-Camera

Physical description: tear from top edge

Matilda Talbot 1934

Owner: National Science and Media Museum

Object owner number: 1937-2320

Collection: Science Museum Collection

This object is part of Schaaf no. 3386

View of Mechelen, Belgium

Location: Mechelen

Keywords: Shop Gothic Bridge Scaffolding

This view has hardly altered since it was photographed by Calvert Richard Jones in the nineteenth century.

Mechelen is a city in the province of Antwerp, in Flanders, Belgium. Traditionally, the French name for the city is, Malines, while its name in English was, Mechlin.

The medieval bridge in the photograph is the "Hoogbrug", or High Bridge, which has crossed the river Dijle since it's construction in the year, 1220. The Gothic tower in the distance belongs to, Sint-Romboutskathedraal (Saint Rumbold's Cathedral).

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