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Lace in the Solar Microscope, 400 times magnified in surface

Artist:
William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)
Date:
1839
Medium:
Salted paper print
Dimensions:
10 x 18.3 cm (3 15/16 x 7 3/16 in.), irregularly trimmed
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.37 (14)
Not on view
Inscription: Signed and inscribed by Talbot in ink on print, verso TC: "Lace in the Solar Microscope // 400 times magnified in surface", verso BR: "H. F. Talbot 1839"; inscribed by Bertoloni in ink on album page, recto BC: "Pezzo di Merletto ingrandito 400. volte // in superfice col mezzo del Microscopio solare."
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).

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



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