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Crape

Artist:
William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)
Date:
1839–40
Medium:
Photogenic drawing
Dimensions:
9.6 x 11.5 cm (3 3/4 x 4 1/2 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.37 (15)
Not on view
Inscription: Signed and inscribed by Talbot in ink on print, verso TL: "Crape", verso BR: "H. F. T."; inscribed by Bertoloni in ink on album page, recto BC: "Pezzetto di velo"
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).



Crapeis a silk fabric of a gauzy texture, having a peculiar crisp or crimpy appearance.
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