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Exhibitions and records of works of art

Prince Albert recognised the importance of photography to record and document notable exhibitions and works of art


'Drawing for the Militia'


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

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)


    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

  • Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Costume
            • Uniforms
    • Men