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[Photographs and Watercolors of India]
Leaf of the Foxglove
Photogenic Drawing of the Laocoon, September 1839
Tomb of William de Valence
Tomb of Simon de Langham
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To the British gentry, large and stately trees were both attractive and emblematic. Carefully arranged to ornament their landscaped vistas, they were also living symbols of ancient lineage and the established order of things. Seated on the roots of the spreading oak, the solitary figure provides the necessary human scale to comprehend its vast size and age.
Inscription: Watermark "R TURNER PATENT TALBOTYPE"
(sold Sotheby's, London, May 10, 1990, lot 212); [Hans P. Kraus, Jr., Inc.] by 2007
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