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Mike Robinson - The Cloisters, Lacock Abbey
Mike Robinson - The Cloisters, Lacock Abbey
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Company: Contemporary Works / Vintage Works, Ltd.
258 Inverness Circle
Chalfont, Pennsylvania   18914   USA
URL: http://www.vintageworks.net
Contact: Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
Email: info@vintageworks.net
Phone: +1-215-822-5662
Ref.#: 12895Price: $5,000
Medium: Daguerreotype (1/2 plate)Mount: in glass mountPhoto Date: 2011Print Date: 2011Dimensions: 0 x 0 in. (0 x 0 mm)Photo Country: United Kingdom (UK)Photographer Country: Canada  
DESCRIPTION:

Signed, titled and dated on the verso. In painted glass mounts that are secured in handmade paper holders. These images were taken in preparation for the first ever daguerreotype workshop organized by Roger Watson, curator of the Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock abbey. Mike Robinson noted, "My family and I arrived in Lacock on July 28th 2011 and these images were taken between July 29th and August 14th. The darkroom was located in a converted barn on the main street of the Village of Lacock just across from the Red Lion Inn." The entire village and the Abbey was once owned by William Henry Fox Talbot, a decedent of William Sharrington, first private owner of the Abbey and surrounding property. When Henry VIII abolished the monasteries the Abbey, founded in 1229, he sold to his friend Sharrington in 1539. William Henry Fox Talbot, inherited Lacock Abbey as a youth, and it is here where he invented the paper negative / positive photographic process. The Abbey and Town of Lacock were gifted as a National Trust Property by Fox Talbot's grand daughter in the mid 20th century.Shipping and insurance costs will be added to the price and must be paid for by the buyer. Pennsylvania buyers must pay appropriate local sales tax. International clients are responsible for their VAT and other custom's oriented charges.