Graminacea, William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock), Salted paper print

Graminacea

Artist:
William Henry Fox Talbot (British, Dorset 1800–1877 Lacock)
Date:
1839–40
Medium:
Salted paper print
Dimensions:
20.7 x 16.5 cm (8 1/8 x 6 1/2 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
36.37 (24)
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed by Bertoloni in ink on album page, recto TL to TR: "Quarta Spedizione ricevuta pel mezzo del Ministro Inglese di Firenze senza // lettera di accompagnamento.", BC: "Graminacea // Graminacea"; watermark: "J. WHATMAN // TURKEY MILL // 1838"
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/.

Gramineae is a family of flowering plants called grasses. There are about 600 genera and between 9,000–10,000 species of grasses in this family.