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Camera Obscura

Artist:
William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)
Date:
1839–40
Medium:
Photogenic drawing from paper negative
Dimensions:
Image: 17.2 x 19.5 cm (6 3/4 x 7 11/16 in.) Sheet: 11.5 x 21.6 cm (4 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.37 (36)
Not on view
Inscription: Signed and inscribed by Talbot in ink on print, verso TL: "Camera Obscura", BR: "H. F. Talbot phot."; inscribed by Bertoloni in ink on album page, recto sideways, LC: "Gruppo di Gioan Bologna rapresentante il ratto delle Sabine"
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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