Original, signed autograph in ink of William Henry Fox Talbot – From the collection of a 19th century autograph – collector. Framed original autograph, mounted with a reproduction of one of his most famous photographs. This picture comes with 10 additional framed photographs by Fox Talbot; among them a wonderful image of his original studio. The complete collection includes 11 beautifully framed reproductions of his photographs and these are all part of this offer.
England, c. 1860. Original autograph. Beautifully framed. The frames with the photographs inside measure: 50cm x 40 cm The frame with the vintage autograph is slightly smaller: 47 cm x 42 cm. Excellent condition. The only existing autograph of Fox Talbot on the international market at the time of cataloging. Very rare !
William Henry Fox Talbot (11 February 1800 – 17 September 1877) was a British scientist, inventor and photography pioneer who invented the salted paper and calotype processes, precursors to photographic processes of the later 19th and 20th centuries. His work in the 1840s on photomechanical reproduction led to the creation of the photoglyphic engraving process, the precursor to photogravure. He was the holder of a controversial patent which impacted the early development of commercial photography in Britain. He was also a noted photographer who contributed to the development of photography as an artistic medium. He published The Pencil of Nature (1844–46), which was illustrated with original salted paper prints from his calotype negatives, and made some important early photographs of Oxford, Paris, Reading, and York. (Wikipedia)