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Nicolaas Henneman seated at a chess table, n.d.

MS. 21088 photogr. 1/20
Held at the Weston Library

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Digital surrogate of Nicolaas Henneman seated at a chess table

Digital surrogate of Nicolaas Henneman seated at a chess table
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Nicolaas Henneman seated at a chess table. This print appears to be a cropped version of a larger negative that shows Henneman playing chess with an unidentified man seated to his left.

On the verso, written in pencil, is "One of the Assistants. Nicolaas Henneman". A misspelling of the name, "Nicholaas", has been crossed out.


  • Creation: n.d.


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Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. 21088 photogr. 1/20

Biographical / Historical

Nicolaas Henneman (1813-1898) was Henry Fox Talbot's valet, photographic assistant and collaborator.

Other Finding Aids

See also the Talbot Catalogue Raisonné, a detailed inventory of Talbot photographs located around the world. The Catalogue Raisonné is organised by Schaaf number. The Schaaf number for this item is Schaaf 975.

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

Physical Facet

Watermark: J Whatman Turkey Mill 1842 paper


Image dimensions: height 189mm x width 131mm

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom