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Portrait of Talbot's mother, Lady Elisabeth Feilding, seated in an armchair, n.d.

MS. 21088 photogr. 1/7

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Portrait of Talbot's mother, Lady Elisabeth Feilding, seated in an armchair and wearing a bonnet. Although this portrait was taken out of doors, an attempt has been made to make it look as if the sitter is indoors with the use of a backdrop and the rug under the armchair.

On the verso, written in pencil, is "Lady E. Fielding" [a misspelling of the surname].

This is the only known print of the image.


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Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. 21088 photogr. 1/7

Biographical / Historical

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

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 1146.

Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom