About This Image
This exceptionally large (the size of Fenton's plates) English image is quite lyrical with its two children (Fenton's daughters?) playing by the water's edge of a lazy stream. A wooden bridge and a dirt road into treed area, which is lined by a rustic wooden rail fence (virtually identical to a fence appearing in other Fenton images), add to this beautiful country scene. See: Schaaf, Taylor and Kraus, Sun Pictures, Catalogue 14, Roger Fenton: A Family Collection, pl.12 for a view with a similar fence in it.
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Medium Albumen print from wet plate negative
Mount on original mount trimmed to edges
Photo Date 1860c Print Date 1860c
Dimensions 11 x 14-7/8 in. (279 x 378 mm)
Photo Country United Kingdom (UK)
Photographer Country United Kingdom (UK)