Whitehall from Trafalgar Square, London, 1839.
3 1 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Whitehall from Trafalgar Square, London, 1839.

St Croix, M de

© National Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


Daguerreotype by M de St Croix. This is one of the earliest daguerreotype photographs of England, taken when Frenchman M de St Croix was in London demonstrating Louis Daguerre's pioneering photographic proces during September and December 1839. The statue in the foreground is Le Sueur's statue of Charles I on horseback, and in the distance Inigo Jones' Banqueting House - practically everything else shown in the image has subsequently disappeared. The image has been reversed to show the scene as it was, as daguerreotypes only produce reversed views.



Image Ref.


buy a print

Select size
Select finish
How many prints?

buy a framed print

buy a canvas

buy a framed canvas