Oak tree, c 1841.
3 4 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

Oak tree, c 1841.

Talbot, William Henry Fox

© National Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


An oak tree in Carclew Park the home of Sir Charles Lemon. Calotype by William Henry Fox Talbot (1800- 1877). Fox Talbot invented the negative/positive proces for making photographs between 1835-39. Any number of prints could be made from the same shot by transferring the negative image on to special paper; these prints were called calotypes.



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