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Prince Albert was an early adopter of portrait photography

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Charles Robert Cockerell (1788-1863) 1860

Albumen print | 8.7 x 5.4 cm (image) | RCIN 2913510

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Photograph of a full-length portrait of Professor Cockerell standing, facing three-quarters to the right. He looks to the front. Cockerell holds a hat and umbrella in his left hand.

Cockerell was an English architect, archaeologist and writer. He travelled extensively in the early years, particularly Greece, before returning to England to continue his architectural work. He held various posts including Surveyor to the Bank of England and was responsible for the design of various branch offices in Manchester and Liverpool. He also designed St Mary's Church in Banbury, the Chapel at Killerton, the entrance portico for the Ashmolean in Oxford and Old Schools (a Tudur style building) at Harrow School. As Archaeologist he arranged for the removal of the reliefs from the temple of Apollo at Bassae, near Phigalia in Greece, now in the British Museum.
  • Creator(s)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Charles Robert Cockerell (1788-1863)
  • annotation: Prof. Cockerell. R.A. 1860. [beneath work]
  • 8.7 x 5.4 cm (image)

    9.6 x 6.2 cm (mount)

    22.8 x 17.5 cm (page dimensions)

  • Professor Cockerell, R.A., 1860 [in Photographs. Artists' Portraits. Volume 79]

  • Acquired by Prince Albert

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      • visual works
        • photographs
          • cartes-de-visite