Robert Howlett  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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Robert Howlett (born 1831 in Theberton, Suffolk, died 10 Bedford Place, Campden Hill, Kensington, London, 2 Dec 1858), was a pioneering British photographer whose pictures are widely exhibited in major galleries. Howlett produced portraits of Crimean War heroes, genre scenes and landscapes. His photographs include the iconic picture of Isambard Kingdom Brunel which was part of a commission by The Times) to document the construction of the world's largest steamship, the SS Great Eastern.

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