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.
Carnegie Museum of Art. "William Henry Fox Talbot and the Promise of Photography," November 18, 2017–February 11, 2018.
Schaaf, Larry J. William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné, Oxford: Bodleian Libraries, 2017. http://foxtalbot.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/.