The William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné

Master record for Schaaf no. 3515

Man with a crutch, seated beside a grinding wheel and ladder

Attributed to: David Kinnebrook, Samuel Buckle

The sitter in this rustic composition is possibly a gamekeeper. The grinding wheel nearby was probably used to sharpen tools and knives. The circular image pattern, similar to vignetting, is caused by the optics of the camera lens coverage.