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Nicolaas Henneman with a step ladder and hammer, set against a backdrop, 9 Aug 1842

MS. 21088 photogr. 4, item 19

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Nicolaas Henneman with a step ladder and hammer, set against a backdrop. This album page is shared with another print, 'Statuette of a boy reading and a classical urn with head of Medusa', shelfmark: MS. 21088 photogr. 4, item 20.

Written on the album page in pencil, the image is captioned "Nicholaas Henneman (one of Talbots assistants)".

The reverse of the album leaf is blank.

There is only one other known print of this image.


  • 9 Aug 1842


1 item

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. 21088 photogr. 4, item 19

Biographical / Historical

Nicolaas Henneman (1813-1898) was Henry Fox Talbot's valet, photographic assistant and collaborator.

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 2682.


Image dimensions: width 56mm x height 74mm

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom