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Henry Fox Talbot 
Part of Queen's College, Oxford 
[The Pencil of Nature, Part 1, pl. 1] 
1844 (published) 
Hans P. Kraus, Jr., Inc. 
Taken from the reproductions in Larry J. Schaaf, H. Fox Talbot's The Pencil of Nature; Anniversary Facsimile (New York: Hans P. Kraus, Jr. Inc., 1989). The originals selected for this publication were the best single examples available for each plate. Not to be reproduced without permission of H.P. Kraus, Jr. 
This building presents on its surface the most evident marks of the injuries of time and weather, in the abraded state of the stone, which probably was of a bad quality originally.
The view is taken from the other side of the High Street looking North. The time is morning.
In the distance is seen at the end of a narrow street the Church of St. Peter's in the East, said to be the most ancient church in Oxford, and built during the Saxon era. This street, shortly after passing the church, turns to the left, and leads to New College.
H. Fox Talbot, The Pencil of Nature, (London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1844)
For a discussion of this image see: Larry J. Schaaf, 13 May 2016, "The Mysterious Agency of Natural Chemistry", William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné
(Accessed:13 May 2016) 
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