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Robert Howlett (1831-58)

'The village choir' 1857

Albumen print | 16.1 x 23.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2081473

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Photograph of a painting of a village choir, showing a group of people standing on a church balcony. A selection of the people sing or play instruments, whilst others read their music books. The painting is photographed in its frame. A plaque stating 'T. WEBSTER, R.A.' is attached to the lower side of the frame.

At the time of the photograph, the painting was attributed to Thomas Webster (1800-86). It is more likely the painting is a copy of Webster's 1847 original.

  • Creator(s)

    Robert Howlett (1831-58) (photographer)

    After a work copying Thomas Webster (1800-86) (artist)

  • 16.1 x 23.1 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.8 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Music
        • Musical forms
          • Choirs (musical)
        • Vocal music
          • Singing
        • Musical instruments
          • Cellos
      • Architecture
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Christian church architecture
            • Churches
      • Art
        • Paintings
          • Paintings-English school
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Construction
        • Structural parts of buildings
          • Balconies