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Henry Fox Talbot 
Tomb of Sir Walter Scott, Dryburgh Abbey, Scotland 
[Sun Pictures in Scotland] 
Salt print, from calotype negative 
Courtesy of Michael Gray 
"The plates of the present work are impressed by the agency of Light alone, without any aid whatsoever from the artist's pencil. They are the sun-pictures themselves, and not, as some persons have imagined, engravings in imitation" William Henry Fox Talbot 1845
Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) had been dead only twelve years - and the tomb was already a place of pilgrimage his many fans - when Talbot took this picture in the fading autumn evening light. (John Hannavy, 2008)
This photograph was included in the book by John Hannavy "Great Photographic Journeys - in the footsteps of Pioneer British Photographers" (Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2008 - # ISBN-10: 1904587542, # ISBN-13: 978-1904587545) 

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