"Arch at Fontainebleau, done by my methods, by a French artist" [Fontainebleau], 1 Aug 1835 - 20 Feb 1848
Image titled "Arch at Fontainebleau, done by my methods, by a French artist", taken between 1 Aug 1835 and 20 Feb 1848. The french artist in question is the Marquis of Bassano, Joseph Hugues, to whom the original negative has been attributed. Annotations by Sir David Brewster on a print of this image at the J Paul Getty read "H. F. Talbot copied".
The correct name for the gateway pictured is the Dauphin's Entrance, sometimes also called the Baptistry Entrance.
Along the lower edge of the album page, written in ink, the image is captioned "Fontainebleau".
The reverse of the album leaf is blank.
- Creation: 1 Aug 1835 - 20 Feb 1848
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MS. 21088 photogr. 2, item 2
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 3497.
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A digital surrogate for this item is available in Digital Bodleian.
Artifact type: Salted Paper Print; Process type: Calotype; Type: Print in album
Image dimensions: height 152mm x width 192mm
- Maret | Hugues Antoine Joseph Eugène | 1806-1889 | Marquis de Bassano | photographer and entrepreneur (Person)
- From the Collection: Gaisford | Henrietta Horatia Maria | 1810–1851 | née Feilding (Person)
- From the Collection: Talbot | William Henry Fox | 1800-1877 | MP, pioneer of photography (Person)