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Prince Albert used photography to document exhibitions and works of art

Robert Howlett (1831-58)

'Drawing for the Militia' 1857

Albumen print | 20.0 x 31.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2081486

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Photograph of the painting 'Drawing for the Militia' by John Philips (1817-67). The painting depicts a busy scene inside an interior. Groups of men have answered a call to join a militia, and are shown signing up and being measured.

At the time of the photograph, the painting was in the collection of Thomas Wrigley. The painting is now held by the Bury Art Museum, outside Manchester.

  • Creator(s)

    Robert Howlett (1831-58) (photographer)

    After John Phillip (1817-67) (artist)

  • 20.0 x 31.1 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Costume
            • Uniforms
    • People
      • Men