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Group portrait of three men, possibly Sir David Brewster in top hat, 6 Apr 1842

MS. 21088 photogr. 1/18

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A group portrait of three men. Two of the men are unidentified, the third wearing the top hat is possibly Sir David Brewster.

On the verso, written in pencil, is "Probably the 3 assistants".


  • 6 Apr 1842


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Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. 21088 photogr. 1/18

Biographical / Historical

Sir David Brewster (1781-1868) was a natural philosopher and academic administrator. He was friends with Henry Fox Talbot and stayed with Talbot in 1836. For more details see the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

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 2638.

Physical Facet

R Turner Chafford Mills 1840 paper. Margin corners are clipped.


Image dimensions: width 208mm x height 184mm

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom