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HomeContents > People > Photographers > William Robert Baker

Dates:  1810 - 1896
Active:  Great Britain
 
  

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Approved biography for William Robert Baker
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, USA)

 
  
At the tender age of fourteen Baker inherited Bayfordbury Manor, Hertfordshire, and its associated wealth from his paternal grandfather. His maternal grandfather was the British consul to Sicily and Malta. Educated at Eton, Oxford, and Cambridge, Baker never received a degree, instead devoting himself to running his extensive estates. He held a particular interest in landscaping and especially trees, and at some point he took up photography, apparently for his own pleasure and not for public exhibition. Baker traveled widely in Europe, taking the Grand Tour and also documenting landscape and architecture much as he had done for the English countryside. A few of Bakerís calotype negatives are preserved, but most of his work was in the waxed-paper process. Only a portion of his extensive output, mostly negatives, is known to have survived after the estate and family home were sold in 1947. 
  
Roger Taylor & Larry J. Schaaf Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840-1860 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2007) 
  
This biography is courtesy and copyright of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and is included here with permission. 
  
Date last updated: 4 Nov 2012. 
  
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