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Robert Howlett (1831-58)

'St. Michael's Mount'; Mount St Michael, Cornwall 1857

Albumen print | 18.9 x 30.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2081494

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Photograph of the painting 'Mount St. Michael's, Cornwall' by Clarkson Stanfield (1793-1867). The painting depicts various boats in rough water. In the foreground, it appears a boat has sunk and those on board are escaping by small boats. St. Michael's Mount features prominently in the background.

At the time of the photograph, the painting was in the collection of Henry William Eaton (1816–91). The painting is now held by the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia.  

  • Creator(s)

    Robert Howlett (1831-58) (photographer)

    After Clarkson Stanfield (1793-1867) (artist)

  • 18.9 x 30.9 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Physiography
        • Oceans
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Cornwall [England]
              • St Michael's Mount [Cornwall]
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Earth sciences
        • Meteorology
          • Storms
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Birds
            • Gulls
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Communication and transport
        • Accidents
          • Shipwrecks
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Vessels (marine)
          • Boats
          • Ships