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Possibly a portrait of Ela, Talbot's eldest daughter, 1844

MS. 21088 photogr. 1/5

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Portrait of a girl, originally assumed to be Henry Fox Talbot's second daughter, Rosamund Constance, but now more commonly identified as his eldest daughter, Ela Theresa Talbot.

On the verso, written in pencil, is "One of the daughters of Talbot (Rosamund".


  • 1844


1 item

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. 21088 photogr. 1/5

Biographical / Historical

Ela Theresa Talbot (1836-1893) was the first child of Henry Fox Talbot and Constance Talbot [née Mundy].

Rosamond Constance Talbot (1837-1906) was the second child of Henry Fox Talbot and Constance Talbot [née Mundy].

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 816.


Image dimensions: width 87mm x height 105mm

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom