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"Arch at Fontainebleau, done by my methods, by a French artist" [Fontainebleau], 1 Aug 1835 - 20 Feb 1848

MS. 21088 photogr. 2, item 2

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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.


  • 1 Aug 1835 - 20 Feb 1848


1 item

Language of Materials

  • English

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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.


Image dimensions: width 192mm x height 152mm

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom