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TALBOT, William Henry Fox (1800 - 1877), Draughtsman, photographer, scientist, inventor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
TALBOT, William Henry Fox (1800 - 1877), Draughtsman, photographer, scientist, inventor

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British, 19th century, male.

Born 11 February 1800, at Melbury, Dorset; died 17 September 1877, at Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, England.

Draughtsman, photographer, scientist, inventor. Landscapes, figure groups, portraits, still lifes.

William Henry Talbot was a scientist and one of the earliest and most significant pioneers of photography. He is credited with inventing the first paper negative and for discovering ways to reproduce photographs

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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