Sir Henry Cole

Made:
1877 in England
photographer:
Lock and Whitfield
'Sir Henry Cole', 1877
      A photographic portrait of Sir Henry Cole [1808-1882]  taken by Samuel Robert Lock [1822-1881] and George Carpe

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'Sir Henry Cole', 1877 A photographic portrait of Sir Henry Cole [1808-1882] taken by Samuel Robert Lock [1822-1881] and George Carpe
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
Science Museum Group Collection

A Woodburytype entitled 'Sir Henry Cole' taken by Lock and Whitfield in 1877. 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 Woodburytype entitled 'Sir Henry Cole' taken by Lock and Whitfield in 1877.

Sir Henry Cole (1808-1882) was the first director of the South Kensington Museum in London, later renamed the Victoria and Albert Museum. A writer and publisher, he founded 'The Journal of Design'.

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
Object Number:
1990-5036/6007/13
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford