The Pencil of Nature, 1844-1846.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm

The Pencil of Nature, 1844-1846.

Talbot, William Henry Fox

© Royal Photographic Society/National Media Museum/Science & Society Picture Library


The Pencil of Nature published by William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877). This was the first book illustrated with photographs. Fox Talbot invented the positive/negative proces for producing photographs between 1835-39. Any number of prints could be made from the same shot by transferring the negative image onto special paper to make a positive print; Fox Talbot called these prints calotypes.



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