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  • Saltash Bridge
    Howlett, Robert, born 1831 - died 1858
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Saltash Bridge

  • Object:

    photographs

  • Place of origin:

    Cornwall (photographed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1858 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Albumen print

  • Credit Line:

    The Royal Photographic Society Collection at the V&A, acquired with the generous assistance of the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Art Fund

  • Museum number:

    RPS.1602-2017

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case XRP, shelf 255

Physical description

Photographic print in monochrome mounted on card depicting a bridge connecting two ends of fields under construction. The image depicts the path leading to one end of the bridge in the forehground.

Place of Origin

Cornwall (photographed)

Date

ca. 1858 (photographed)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Albumen print

Marks and inscriptions

'Saltash Bridge under construction'
Handwritten in pencil on card on verso

'WAS ATTRIBUTED TO FENTON
NOW ESTABLISHED TO BE BY HOWLETT'
Handwritten in pencil on card on verso

'Saltash Bridge
between Devon, Cornwall'
Handwritten in pencil on paper on verso

'Saltash Bridge'
Handwritten in pen on paper on verso

'With in R. Howletts Courts'
Handwritten in pencil on paper below image

Dimensions

Height: mm mount, Width: mm mount

Descriptive line

Photograph by Robert Howlett, 'Saltash Bridge under Construction', Cornwall, albumen print, about 1858

Techniques

Photography; Albumen process

Categories

Photographs; The Royal Photographic Society; RPS Digitisation Project New

Collection

Royal Photographic Society Collection

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