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Patroclus

Artist:
William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)
Date:
1840
Medium:
Photogenic drawing from paper negative
Dimensions:
Image: 15.7 x 13.6 cm (6 3/16 x 5 3/8 in.) Sheet: 21.5 x 17.1 cm (8 7/16 x 6 3/4 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.37 (38)
Not on view
Inscription: Signed and inscribed by Talbot in ink on print, verso TL: "Camera Obscura", TC: "Patroclus", BR: "H. F. Talbot phot. // February 1840"; inscribed by Bertoloni in ink on album page, recto LC: "Testa di Patroclo"
Antonio Bertoloni, Bologna, Italy; [...]; [Mario Galanti, Paris, France]; [E.P. Goldschmidt & Co., London, England (Feb. 1936)]

In Greek mythology, as recorded in the Iliad by Homer, Patroclus, son of Menoetius, was Achilles’ best friend.
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