Nicolaas Henneman, Asleep by William Henry Fox Talbot (c. 1844-45)

The photograph “Nicolaas Henneman, Asleep” is a creation by William Henry Fox Talbot dated roughly between 1844 and 1845. The photo appears to be a monochrome image featuring a man slumbering peacefully. He is reclining in a chair with a high backrest, his head resting on his left hand supported by the arm of the chair. The individual, identified as Nicolaas Henneman, wears a white shirt with the sleeves rolled up to his forearms, and a patterned waistcoat. His right arm is relaxed and draped over the armrest. The photograph’s vintage quality suggests the early days of photography, with gentle contrasts and a soft focus which were typical of the era’s photographic techniques.

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