St. George's Chapel, Windsor

A work made of salted paper print.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of salted paper print.

Date:

c. 1843/47

Artist:

William Henry Fox Talbot
English, 1800–1877

About this artwork

William Henry Fox Talbot was one of the inventors of photography, developing the first positive-negative process. Although he did use his technique to produce portraits, the lengthy exposure time made it better suited to still lifes and architectural studies. Talbot received special permission to photograph inside the precincts of Windsor Castle (his half-sister was a lady in waiting to Queen Victoria, an avid supporter of photography). There he produced, among other images, this photograph of Saint George’s chapel, the castle’s place of worship.

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Artist

William Henry Fox Talbot

Title

St. George's Chapel, Windsor

Origin

England

Date

1838–1852

Medium

Salted paper print

Inscriptions

No markings recto or verso

Dimensions

16.6 × 19.8 cm (image); 18.5 × 22.9 cm (paper)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Kovler

Reference Number

1967.157

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