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Professor Larry Schaaf opened the University of Lincoln’s conference titled ‘Rethinking Early Photography last night and told the story of The Quillan Leaf (see BPH, passim) and presented his own views of the story without, perhaps, responding directly to the more outlandish claims of Sotheby's and the press about the financial value of the image (multi millions) and its alleged rewriting of the history of photography (links to Wedgwood and 1800). Schaaf does present his research which shows a link to Ham Green and a new name to early photography Sarah Anne Bright.

You can read a summary on the William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisoneé blog. Hopefully there will be further presentations of the talk and Lincoln will be making a video of the full talk online shortly. 

See: http://foxtalbot.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/blog/

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