The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné


Object within Schaaf no. 3735

Five feathers

Object details

Image size: h 18.5cm x w 19.3cm

Object Type: Paper Negative-Contact

Physical description: corners clipped

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Rubel Collection, purchased 1997
Hans P. Kraus Jr.
Rubel Collection (R151)
Christie's, South Kensington, June 18, 1981, lot 295
Basset Down House, Wiltshire

Owner: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Object owner number: 1997.382.5

This object is part of Schaaf no. 3735

Five feathers

This arrangement of chicken feathers if one of the earliest experiments by Nevil Story-Maskelyne who as a teenager home from school during the summer of 1840, saw a demonstration of Talbot's process of photogenic drawing and tried his hand at the new art.