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Henry Collen

(1798-circa 1872), Painter, mezzotinter and photographer

Artist associated with 9 portraits
Henry Collen trained as a miniaturist under Sir George Hayter, winning a silver medal from the Royal Academy in 1821. By 1835 he was miniature painter to Princess Victoria, The Duchess of Kent . He turned to photography during 1841, and in August of that year he obtained a licence from Fox Talbot to operate the calotype process. Under this licence Collen worked closely with Talbot, but by 1844 the business relationship had become severely strained, and soon afterwards Collen withdrew from photography.

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Charles Mayne Young, by Henry Collen - NPG 5993

Charles Mayne Young

by Henry Collen
watercolour on ivory, 1824
NPG 5993

John Avery, attributed to Henry Collen - NPG 1893

John Avery

attributed to Henry Collen
watercolour, bodycolour and varnish on ivory
NPG 1893

Henry Bickersteth, 1st Baron Langdale, by Henry Collen - NPG 1773

Henry Bickersteth, 1st Baron Langdale

by Henry Collen
watercolour on ivory, 1829
On display in the Library at Bodelwyddan Castle
NPG 1773

Robert Vernon, by George Jones, and  Henry Collen - NPG 4513

Robert Vernon

by George Jones, and Henry Collen
oil on panel, 1848
On display on the Staircase: First Floor Landing at Bodelwyddan Castle
NPG 4513

Charles Mayne Young, by Henry Collen - NPG D4963

Charles Mayne Young

by Henry Collen
mezzotint, published 1826
NPG D4963

Charles Mayne Young, by Henry Collen - NPG D4964

Charles Mayne Young

by Henry Collen
mezzotint, published 1826
NPG D4964

Jane Elizabeth, Countess of Ellenborough, by Thomas Wright, published by  Whittaker & Co, and published by  Martin Colnaghi, after  Henry Collen - NPG D36145

Jane Elizabeth, Countess of Ellenborough

by Thomas Wright, published by Whittaker & Co, and published by Martin Colnaghi, after Henry Collen
stipple engraving, published June 1829
NPG D36145

Jane Elizabeth, Countess of Ellenborough, by Thomas Wright, published by  Whittaker & Co, and published by  Martin Colnaghi, after  Henry Collen - NPG D6861

Jane Elizabeth, Countess of Ellenborough

by Thomas Wright, published by Whittaker & Co, and published by Martin Colnaghi, after Henry Collen
stipple engraving, published June 1829
NPG D6861

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Charlotte Rouse-Boughton (née Knight), Lady Rouse-Boughton

by John Cochran, published by Edward Churton, after Henry Collen
stipple engraving, published December 1834
NPG D39897

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