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1844: Construction of Nelson's Column
1844: Construction of Nelson's Column

1844: Construction of Nelson's Column

Regular price £100

1844: Construction of Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square, London, by Henry Fox Talbot

(Henry Fox Talbot)

Nelson's Column in London’s Trafalgar Square was built to honour the British Admiral Horatio Nelson, killed in 1805 at the Battle of Trafalgar. The scene shown here seems to suggest industrious activity around the building works. However, when Talbot took this photograph, the building work had actually been halted while the government took over the project from the building committee, whose funds had run out. 

Fox Talbot invented the negative/positive process for making photographs, between 1835 and 1839. Using his revolutionary method, any number of prints could be made of a single image from the negative, unlike the Daguerreotype, which could not be reproduced at the time.



  • Limited edition print run of 100 pieces

  • Supplied with Paper Time Machine certificate of authenticity to provide limited edition provenance

  • Hand printed in the UK, global shipping available

  • Dimensions: 40 x 30cm including border for easy framing

  • Presented on premium Fuji photographic paper

  • C-type Fuji Crystal archive paper with a semi-matt finish. The paper is coated with a slightly stippled texture giving a very natural photographic finish with subtle colour