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Nicolaas Henneman seated on a horse mount block, probably at Lacock Abbey, n.d.

MS. 21088 photogr. 4, item 23

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Portrait of Nicolaas Henneman seated on a horse mount block, probably at Lacock Abbey. The photograph is attributed to Calvert Richard Jones and Henry Fox Talbot.

The reverse of the album leaf is blank.


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MS. 21088 photogr. 4, item 23

Biographical / Historical

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

Calvert Richard Jones (1804-1877) was a marine painter, traveller, and photographer. As a student of mathematics at the University of Oxford he befriended fellow student Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot, cousin of Henry Fox Talbot. Jones initially practiced photography using the daguerrotype method, but later collaborated with Fox Talbot and adopted his calotype process. For more details see the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Lacock Abbey is a country house and former nunnery located in the village of Lacock, Wiltshire. It came into the ownership of successive generations of the Talbot family and was inherited by Henry Fox Talbot in the 19th century. Many aspects of the site feature in his photographs, including the cloister. His granddaughter, Matilda Theresa Talbot, inherited the Abbey in 1916 and donated the property to the National Trust in 1944.

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 1280.


Image dimensions: width 72mm x height 102mm

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