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Photograph - The <i>Great Eastern</i>
  • The Great Eastern
    Howlett, Robert, born 1831 - died 1858
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The Great Eastern

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1857 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Howlett, Robert, born 1831 - died 1858 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Albumen print from wet collodion negative

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased, 1979.

  • Museum number:

    PH.257-1979

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 41, box A

Physical description

Image taken dockside down the lenght of the Great Eastern ship.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1857 (made)

Artist/maker

Howlett, Robert, born 1831 - died 1858 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Albumen print from wet collodion negative

Dimensions

Height: 286 mm image, Width: 358 mm image, Height: 355 mm sheet, Width: 427 mm sheet

Descriptive line

Photograph of the dock by the Great Eastern ship by Robert Howlett (1831-1858), 1857.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Val Williams and Susan Bright, How we are: photographing Britain, from the 1840s to the present London: Tate Publishing, 2007. ISBN: 9781854377142.

Subjects depicted

Chains; Ship; Scaffolding

Categories

Photographs; Transport; Boats and ships

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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