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