Nelson's Column under Construction, Trafalgar Square
William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)
first week of April 1844
Salted paper print from paper negative
Image: 17.1 x 21.2 cm (6 3/4 x 8 3/8 in.)
Sheet: 18.7 x 22.5 cm (7 3/8 x 8 7/8 in.)
Anonymous Gift and Purchase, Alfred Stieglitz Society Gifts; 2004 Benefit Fund; W. Bruce and Delaney H. Lundberg Gift; The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Fund, through Joyce and Robert Menschel; Susan and Thomas Dunn and Constance and Leonard Goodman Gifts, 2009
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in pencil, verso CL: "Trafalgar Square // (Nelson's Column in Building)"; inscribed in ink, BRC: "LA 309"
Descendents of the artist; [Hans P. Kraus Jr., New York]
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Johnson Gallery, Selections from the Collection 53," January 26, 2010–April 25, 2010.