Bust of Patroclus

Made:
1841-1845
maker:
William Henry Fox Talbot

Calotype positive of statue but entitled 'Bust of Patroclus', photographed by William Henry Fox Talbot, about 1842. Plate V from the 'Pencil of Nature', published in Part I, June 1844. A complete group sculpture discovered in Greece in the 1950s showed that this fragment is not in fact a portrait bust of Patroclus, but is instead of a wine-skin carrier for Odysseus.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1937-1281/1
type:
salt print
credit:
Matilda Talbot
status:
Permanent collection

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