Calotype 1

View of the Botanic Gardens, Oxford, by W. H. Fox Talbot (1800-1877), 30th July, 1842.

Talbot made a number of excursions to Oxford, and visited his friend Charles Daubeny (1796-1867), Professor of Chemistry and Botany, who was in charge of the Botanic Garden.

Daubeny had introduced Talbot's photogenic drawing process to Oxford in 1839; this example of the Talbotype was specially made for Daubeny to use as a specimen in his chemistry lectures.

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