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Graminacea

Artist:
William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)
Date:
1839
Medium:
Photogenic drawing
Dimensions:
23 x 18.7 cm (9 1/16 x 7 3/8 in.), irregularly trimmed
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.37 (16)
Not on view
Inscription: Signed by Talbot in ink on print, verso TC: "H. F. Talbot phot: 1839"; inscribed by Bertoloni in ink on album page, recto BC: "Graminacea"

Marking: Watermark: "J. WHATMAN // TURKEY MILL // 1838"
Antonio Bertoloni, Bologna, Italy; [...]; [Mario Galanti, Paris, France]; [E.P. Goldschmidt & Co., London, England (Feb. 1936)]

Gramineae is a family of flowering plants called grasses. There are about 600 genera and between 9,000–10,000 species of grasses in this family.
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