Herbert Watkins(1828-1916), Photographer
(George) Herbert Watkins
Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 260 portraits
Watkins opened his Regent Street studio in 1856, and produced a series of photographs of distinguished contemporaries, which he published with printed biographies under the title of National Gallery of Photographic Portraits. He claimed in his advertisements that his photographs were 'as remarkable for their agreeable fidelity to nature as for their brilliancy of production and their economy of cost'.
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