'Copy of a translation of a hieroglyphic tablet', c 1845.

Talbot, William Henry Fox

'Copy of a translation of a hieroglyphic tablet', c 1845.
3 5 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 27cm

Description

Salt paper print from a calotype negative by William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877). Talbot was interested in etymology, viewing the decoding of antique languages as a means of understanding those cultures. Photography also aided etymological study by facil

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