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Lady Elisabeth Feilding's room at Lacock Abbey, 1-30 Apr 1843

MS. 21088 photogr. 1/48
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Lady Elisabeth Feilding's room at Lacock Abbey, dated between 1-30 Apr 1843.

There is a pencil notation in the right margin, likely made by Talbot to indicate which side of the paper was sensitized.

On the verso, written in pencil, is "The present "Yellow Room" at Lacock Abbey formerly, I think, the bedroom of Admiral Feilding. [?].T. Talbot. The chair & tall candlestick are still here."

This is the only known print of the image.


  • Creation: 1-30 Apr 1843


1 item

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. 21088 photogr. 1/48

Biographical / Historical

Lady Elisabeth Theresa Feilding [née Fox-Strangway, then Talbot] (1773-1946) was the mother of Henry Fox Talbot.

Rear Admiral Charles Feilding (1780–1837) was the second husband of Lady Elisabeth Theresa Fox-Strangway and the step-father of Henry Fox Talbot.

Lacock Abbey is a country house and former nunnery located in the village of Lacock, Wiltshire. It came into the ownership of successive generations of the Talbot family and was inherited by Henry Fox Talbot in the 19th century. Many aspects of the site feature in his photographs, including the cloister. His granddaughter, Matilda Theresa Talbot, inherited the Abbey in 1916 and donated the property to the National Trust in 1944.

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 2715.

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 186mm x width 226mm

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom