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1. Foglia di Fico. 2. Foglia di Spino bianco, ossia Crataegus

Artist:
William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)
Date:
1839–40
Medium:
Photogenic drawing
Dimensions:
21.8 x 18.5 cm (8 9/16 x 7 5/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.37 (10)
Not on view
Inscription: Image elements numbered by Bertoloni in ink on print, recto; signed by Talbot in ink on print, verso TC: "H. F. Talbot photogr. 1839"; inscribed by Bertoloni in ink on album page, recto BC: "1. Foglia di Fico. 2. Foglia di Spino bianco, ossia Crataegus"
Antonio Bertoloni, Bologna, Italy; [...]; [Mario Galanti, Paris, France]; [E.P. Goldschmidt & Co., London, England (Feb. 1936)]

Daniel, Malcolm. "L'Album Bertoloni." Fotografia & Fotografi a Bologna, 1839–1900 (1992). pp. 73–78.

Smith, G. "Talbot and Botany: The Bertoloni Album." History of Photography 17, no. 1 (Spring 1993).

Orenstein, Nadine M., Jeff L. Rosenheim, and Stephen C. Pinson. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin: A Centennial Album: Drawings, Prints, and Photographs 74, no. 3 (Winter 2017). p. 5.

Schaaf, Larry J. William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné, Oxford: Bodleian Libraries, 2017. http://foxtalbot.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/.



Crataegus is the name of a large genus of shrubs and trees in the Rosaceae family, now commonly and collectively known as Hawthorn even though various species can be found in Europe, Asia, and North America.

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