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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Robert Burrows

Dates:  1810 - 1883
Active:  Great Britain
 
  

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

 
  
Burrows Wlled a number of roles in Ipswich, listing himself in the 1855 gazetteer as a silversmith, pawnbroker, insurance agent, music teacher, artist, and town councilor. As a painter, he exhibited in London at the Royal Academy and the British Institution in the period 1851-55. In common with many others, Burrows took up photography during the 1850s, perhaps as an aid to his painting. He used the waxed-paper process and never seems to have exhibited; but there is an indication that he sold his work, for some of his photographs appear on printed mounts, such as “George and Joseph Lott (Late Burrows).” Several of his prints have passed through the auction rooms, and a large album of his photographs from the period 1850-70 survives. 
  
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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