Robert Howlett(1831-1858), Photographer
Artist associated with 13 portraits
Robert Howlett began taking photographs in 1852 but came to prominence through his work with The Photographic Institution in New Bond Street, London, established in 1853 by Joseph Cundall and Phillip Delamotte. He was commissioned by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert to copy the works of Raphael and to create a series of portraits of soldiers of the Crimean War, but his best known photographs are those of Brunel and the Great Eastern. At his death, aged just twenty-eight, it was suggested that Howlett might have inadvertently poisoned himself with his own photographic chemicals.
by Robert Howlett
albumen print, arched top, 1857
probably by Robert Howlett
albumen print, circa 1857