The Great Eastern under Construction

18 November 1857 (made)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F
Place Of Origin


object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Albumen print from wet collodion negative
Brief Description
Albumen print. Howlett, Robert. The 'Great Eastern' Under Construction 1857; Howlett, Robert. The 'Great Eastern' Under Construction 1857
Physical Description
  • Image height: 285mm
  • Image width: 359mm
  • Sheet height: 353mm
  • Sheet width: 428mm
Credit line
Purchased, 1979.
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Val Williams and Susan Bright, How we are: photographing Britain, from the 1840s to the present London: Tate Publishing, 2007. ISBN: 9781854377142.
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record createdJanuary 8, 2003
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