Captain Richard Francis Burton

Made:
1876 in England
photographer:
Lock and Whitfield

A Woodburytype entitled 'Captain Richard Francis Burton', taken by Lock and Whitfield in 1876. A skilled linguist, Captain Burton (1821-1890) is best known for translating 'The Arabian Nights' and 'The Kama Sutra'. This Woodburytype is taken from a series of seven volumes entitled 'Men of Mark'.

A Woodburytype entitled 'Captain Richard Francis Burton', taken by Lock and Whitfield in 1876.

A skilled linguist, Captain Burton (1821-1890) is best known for translating 'The Arabian Nights' and 'The Kama Sutra'. He served as a captain in the Bombay Native Infantry in Pakistan, and as a British Consul in Fernando Po, Santos, Damascus and Trieste.

This Woodburytype is taken from a series of seven volumes entitled 'Men of Mark'. Published between 1876 and 1883, each volume featured 36 portraits of prominent men of the time. A brief biographical essay by Thompson Cooper (1837-1904) accompanied each portrait.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Collection:
Kodak Collection
Object Number:
1990-5036/6007/2
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford