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Unidentified woman, probably Lady Edgcumbe or Horatia Feilding, 1842

MS. 21088 photogr. 1/13
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Portrait of a woman wearing a bonnet, identified as probably being either Lady Edgcumbe or Horatia Gaisford.

There is a pencil notation in the left margin, likely made by Talbot to identify which side was sensitized.

On the verso, written in pencil, is "Lady Mount Edgecumbe".


  • Creation: 1842


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Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. 21088 photogr. 1/13

Biographical / Historical

Lady Caroline Augusta Edgcumbe [née Feilding] (1808-1881) was Talbot's half-sister.

Henrietta Horatia Maria Gaisford, née Feilding (1810-1851), was Talbot's half-sister. She married Thomas Gaisford (1816-1898) in 1850.

Existence and Location of Copies

A digital surrogate for this item is available in Digital Bodleian.

Physical Facet

Artifact type: Salted Paper Print; Process type: Calotype; Type: Loose print


Image dimensions: height 117mm x width 101mm

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom