Crossed Muslin

Made:
1852-1858 in United Kingdom
photographer:
William Henry Fox Talbot

'Crossed muslin' A photographic engraving from a metal plate, showing a piece of muslin

A photographic engraving from a metal plate entitled 'Crossed Muslin', taken by William Henry Fox Talbot, between 1852 and 1858.

The image was made using the photoglyphic engraving process, invented by Talbot. A chemical mixture was applied to a metal plate, then exposed under an object or a photographic positive. The coating hardened where the light reached it, the plate could then be etched and used for printing.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1937-5106/3
Measurements:
overall (estimate): 70 mm x 100 mm
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • object genre
  • image
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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