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Robert Browning

4 of 51 portraits of Robert Browning

Robert Browning, by Alessandri, March 1860 - NPG P1093 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Robert Browning

by Alessandri
albumen carte-de-visite, March 1860
3 7/8 in. x 2 3/8 in. (97 mm x 59 mm)
Purchased, 2005
Primary Collection
NPG P1093


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  • Robert Browning (1812-1889), Poet; husband of Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Sitter in 51 portraits.

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This photograph and its pair derive from an album kept by the Brownings' friend in Florence, Georgina Elizabeth Forbes. That of Robert Browning (inscribed by Elizabeth Barrett Browning) is the earliest photograph of the poet in the Gallery's collection while that of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and her son, Pen, the only photograph.