The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné


Object within Schaaf no. 3799

The Great Seal of Queen Victoria

Object details

Created: Between 1 Jan 1839 and 31 Dec 1839

Image size: h 21.9cm x w 17.8cm

Paper size: h 22.1cm x w 18.0cm

Object Type: Paper Negative-Contact

Physical description: pinholes

Inscription: in ink, verso, title & H.F. Talbot 1839; plus sign in pencil, recto

Watermark: J Whatman Turkey Mill 1838

returned by HW

Owner: Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

Object owner number: MS. WHF Talbot photogr. 1

Collection: William Henry Fox Talbot Archive Collection

This object is part of Schaaf no. 3799

The Great Seal of Queen Victoria

This photograph of the Great Seal of Queen Victoria is possibly related to a photograph of that description which was exhibited by Talbot in Birmingham in 1839 (see Class 1, Image 1).  For more information on that exhibition see Larry Schaaf’s blog post dedicated to it.  The seal shows Victoria enthroned between the allegorical figures of Religion and Justice.