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William Henry TALBOT

Great Britain 1800 – 1877

Lace c.1845 Description: plate XX

Collection Title: The Pencil of Nature
Title Notes: before February 1845
Creation Notes: printed probably 1846
Materials & Technique: photographs, photogenic drawing negative contact print made from an original piece of lace Edition: photograms printed c 1844-5 for The Pencil of Nature as plate 20 of part 5 which comprised plates 19-20. The Pencil of Nature was issued by subscription in 6 parts between June 1844 and April 1846. Part 5 had 81 subscribers. The NGA copy of book is one of only 11 known full copies of the 24 plate work of which only 21 known extant copies are extant.
Place Published: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans in London. Original photograph plateswere printed at Talbot's Reading printing works in Oxford

Primary Insc: No inscriptions
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed, l.r., pencil, "20". Inscribed, reverse, u.r., pencil, WHFT/ 6b". Inscribed, reverse, l.r., pen and ink, "LA20".
Dimensions: printed image 17.3 h x 22.1 w cm support 24.8 h x 31.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1983
Accession No: NGA 83.3157.20