Item #003653 Coley Avenue, Reading, ca. 1845. William Henry Fox TALBOT.
Coley Avenue, Reading, ca. 1845
Coley Avenue, Reading, ca. 1845

Coley Avenue, Reading, ca. 1845.


1st Edition. No Binding. Good. Item #003653

160 x 175 mm. Salt print from calotype negative, mounted on card, verso with unrelated pencil note in Calvert Jones' hand [Schaaf no. 326]. Condition: some fading to image as usual.
Henry Fox Talbot set up a photographic studio in Reading in 1844 (the 'Reading Establishment'), and many of the images for The Pencil of Nature - the first book to be illustrated with photographic prints - were printed there. Provenance: Sotheby's, 8 May 1992, lot 138; Bonhams, San Francisco, 7 November 2007, lot 628.
Reference: Gail Buckland, Fox Talbot and the Invention of Photography, London 1980, p. 184; Larry Schaaf, William Henry Fox Talbot, In Focus: Photographs from the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Getty Publications, 2002.

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