|Dates: ||1803 - ?|
|Active: ||Great Britain|
A solicitor in Preston, Lancashire, Cartwright may possibly have been influenced by the photographic circle in nearby Liverpool. He showed one calotype, The Fire Station, Preston, in the 1854 photographic exhibition at the Royal Institution in Liverpool. Retiring about this time, he kept up photography as an amateur pursuit. For the 1855 exhibition of the Photographic Society in London, Cartwright continued to photograph the architecture around Preston, but by then had converted to collodion.
Roger Taylor & Larry J. Schaaf Impressed by Light: British Photographs from Paper Negatives, 1840-1860 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2007)
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Date last updated: 4 Nov 2012.
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