Salt print 'Lacock Abbey' by William Henry Fox Talbot, 14 Oct 1840
Salt print 'Lacock Abbey' by William Henry Fox Talbot. Annotated 'MTT' on the verso.
- Creation: 14 Oct 1840
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Dep. d. 996, fol. 18
Biographical / Historical
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 and grounds. 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 3691.
Existence and Location of Copies
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Artifact type: Salted Paper Print; Process type: Calotype; Type: Loose print
Image dimensions: height 152mm x width 213mm
- Lacock Abbey | Wiltshire, England (Organisation)
- From the Collection: Talbot | William Henry Fox | 1800-1877 | MP, pioneer of photography (Person)