December 10, 2018

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Copied by the sun: the Talbotypes from The Annals of the Artists of Spain

Copied by the sun: the Talbotypes from The Annals of the Artists of Spain

José Manuel Matilla, head of the department of prints and drawings, comments the exhibition “Copied by the Sun. The Talbotypes from ‘The Annals of the Artists of Spain’ by William Stirling Maxwell (1847)”.

Within the framework of the PHotoEspaña Festival, the Museo del Prado, in collaboration with the Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica (Madrid) and the National Media Museum (Bradford, England), will present the exhibition entitled “Copied by the Sun”. In addition to seven of the examples taken from the illustrated volume of the Annals, for the first time this exhibition will bring together the various materials that Stirling employed in creating the book, as well as information regarding the background events surrounding the project, workshop proofs of the talbotypes and models that were used to create the images (sculptures, drawings, engravings and books).

 

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