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Photoglyphic engraving by William Henry Fox Talbot of Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh, c.1858

MS. 21125 photogr. 1
Held at the Weston Library

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  • Creation: c.1858


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MS. 21125 photogr. 1

Biographical / Historical

William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877) began experimenting with photography in 1834, having first been inspired during a visit to Lake Como the previous year. Talbot announced his 'photogenic drawing' process in a paper to the Royal Society in 1839. See the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography for a full biography.

Physical Facet

Artifact type: Photomechanical Print; Process type: Photoglyphic Engraving; Type: Loose print


Image dimensions: height 109mm x width 150mm

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom