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Heliophila

Artist:
William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)
Date:
1839
Medium:
Photogenic drawing
Dimensions:
17.3 x 17.5 cm (6 13/16 x 6 7/8 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.37 (20)
Not on view
Inscription: Image elements numbered by Bertoloni in ink on print, recto; signed and inscribed by Talbot in ink on print, verso TL: "Heliophila", C: "H. F. Talbot // 1839"; inscribed by Bertoloni in ink on album page, recto BC: "1. Cestrum Parqui. 2. Fiora di una tetradinama."
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).



Heliophila is a genus within the flowering plants of the Brassicaceae family. Cestrum Parqui is the latin name for Chilean Jessamine.
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