Richard Willats album [graphic].

Author
Willats, Richard [Browse]
Format
Visual material
Published/​Created
[London] : Richard Willats, 98 Cheapside & 28 Ironmonger Lane, [ca. 1845]
Description
[73] leaves : photographs ; 37 cm.

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Summary note
An album compiled from about 1845 onwards by Richard Willats, a manufacturer and dealer in photographic supplies, located at 98 Cheapside and Ironmonger Lane, London. It contains over 300 of the earliest paper photographs ever created, along with a selection of autographs from authors, authors, and politicians.
Notes
  • Title from box.
  • GAX copy: Inscribed on inside front cover: Richard Willats, 98 Cheapside & 28 Ironmonger Lane. Below this: "Photogenic Paper printed by R. Willats, June 1840."
Binding note
GAX copy: In blue cloth clamshell box.
Contents
  • Front cover, verso: Photogenic drawing of a branch of leaves (negative), 18.5 x 15 /photogenic paper / printed by R. Willats / June 1840.
  • leaf 1a: Photogenic drawing of three branches of leaves (negative), 17 x 20.8 / by T. Redman / Chess?nut Peckham / 1839 / photogenic drawings. Photogenic drawing of lace (negative), 6 x 5 / by T. Redman / Chess?nut Peckham / 1839 / photogenic drawings. Photogenic drawing of lace (negative), 13.7 x 10 / by T. Redman / Chess?nut Peckham / 1839 / photogenic drawings. Photogenic drawing of leaf (negative), 10.5 x 4.2 / by T. Redman / Chess?nut Peckham / 1839 / photogenic drawings.
  • leaf 1: Photogenic drawing of leaf (negative), 10 x 11.8. Photogenic drawing of a branch of leaves (negative), 17.8 x 12.5. Photogenic drawing of a branch of leaves, 13.5 x 9.5 / Energiatype by John Croucher. leaf 2: Group portrait, three women, two men, 11.1 x 10. Portrait of man and woman at desk, 12.1 x 9.4 / Brodie. Portrait of a woman carrying jug on her head, 9.5 x 6.7. Portrait of man and woman, 7.6 x 10. Portrait of woman, 8.7 x 5.8 / Brodie. Portrait of man with turban, 4.5 x 4. Architectural view of Cambridge University building, 10.5 x 17 / Cocke. Marble bust of man, 6.4 x 3.3.
  • leaf 3: Portrait of man, 7.4 x 5.8 / Camera portraits on paper by Mr. Brodie. Portrait of woman with basket of ? carrots, 13 x 9 / Brodie. Portrait of woman with ? rifle, 8.2 x 7.3 / Brodie. leaf 4: Portrait of woman, 7.5 x 5.6 / Brodie. Group portrait, two men, two women, 8 x 8.5. View from a First Floor Window on the Boulevarde des Cappucines, Paris, 7.5 x 8 / Talbot. Architectural view, 2.5 x 3.3. House, 15 x 16.2. Architectural view, 8.5 x 2.5. Portrait of man and woman, 6/2 x 8 / Brodie. Portrait of woman praying in front of open book, 9.3 x 9.3. Portrait of two woman standing and man lying down, beside rock cliff, 7.6 x 6.2.
  • leaf 5: Portrait of a man sitting in a chair, 13 x 7.3. Portrait of a woman sitting at a table, 12.7 x10.2. Portrait of a man sitting in a chair, 7.8 x 5.5. Portrait of a woman sitting by basket of ?fish, she is cutting something in her other hand, 11 x 8. Portrait of a woman in a uniform, 7 x 7 / Brodie. Portrait of a man with a book, 10.5 x 6.6 / Thos. Landsen Eng. Taken in Jersey by Mr. Brodie. Portrait of a man standing by ladder, 9.3 x 4.7 / London, Mr. Archibald Cock[e]. Four men playing cards, 11 x 9. Portrait of a man in ?Scottish uniform, 8.5 x 5. leaf 5 verso: Stone cottage, 20 x 23.5 / Cocke.
  • leaf 6: Photogenic drawing of a feather (negative), 16.4 x 5. Architectural view (negative), 18.6 x 11.6 / Energiatype, Croucher. Photogenic drawing of a small flower (negative), 4 x 4. Harbor scene (copy of a print?)(negative), 9.7 x 6.6. Portrait of a woman sitting with a book, 6.4 x 3.3. Portrait of a woman sitting, 5 x 4. Portrait of a woman profile, 5.5 x 3.5. Houses along a street in Cambridge, 13.5 x 15.6 / Calotype Cambridge, Mr. A. Cock[e]. too faded, ?face, 5.3 x 3.9. too faded, ?face, 5 x 4.4. leaf 7: Church in Cambridge, 18.2 x 11.5 / Cambridge church by Mr. A. Cock[e]. Architectural view, 14 x 11.5 / Mr. Archibald Cocke, Cambridge. Architectural view, 12 x 11.5. Four men playing cards, one standing, 12 x 9.5 / Brodie.Architectural view, looking over roofs, 5 x 11.
  • leaf 8: House on city street, 12 x 10. Three women, one with guitar, one with book, 11 x 10. Portrait of a man in uniform with rifle, 10.7 x 7.3 / Mr. Brodie, Jersey. Architectural view, 12.4 x 17 / Cocke. Landscape with bridge, 7.8 x 14. Quarter Deck of HMS Superb, Plymouth, 8 x 9 / Talbot. leaf 9: Lace around butterfly (positive), 9.4 x 11.4. Architectural view, 15.6 x 10 / Cocke. Photogenic drawing of a feather (negative), 3.8 x 10.2. Two people below series of arches, 18 x 12.3 / Paper process, Energiatype, Croucher. Architectural view, 14.2 x 9.4. leaf 10: Architectural view in Cambridge, 12.8 x 17.5 / Cambridge, Mr. A. Cocke. Architectural view, 3.4 x 4.7. Architectural view, looking over roofs, 8 x 15.7. Architectural view, 6.2 x 3.8 / Brodie. Architectural view, 12.6 x 13.7. Portrait of a woman with baskets of vegetables and fruits, 12 .8 x 9.5 / Brodie.
  • leaf 11: Portrait of a woman standing outside with water jug, 15.8 x 10. Two men sitting, 10 x 7.6 / -Brodie Esq., Jersey. Portrait of a woman praying in front of an open book, 7.4 x 8. Portrait of a woman in uniform, 10 x 8.5. Portrait of a man in plaid suit, 10.4 x 7.8 / Brodie. Portrait of two boys (clerical uniform?), 6.5 x 7.6 / Portraits from paper negatives, Chas. Henry Esq., Royal Mint & Trinity Square. leaf 12: Architectural view in Cambridge, 9 x 14.7 / Cocke. Group portrait, three men, one woman, at a table (married couple and two servants), 9.4 x 12.7 / Brodie. Landscape with fence, 11.7 x 15.
  • leaf 13: City Street, 14.5 x 19.2 / Quadrant Regent street, 1847, Mr. Cundall. Landscape, cliff with houses, 13.5 x 15 / Dover, by Mr. A. Cock[e]. leaf 14: Portrait of a woman reclining, 9.2 x 14.2. Portrait of a woman, 7.5 x 5.8. Landscape, 10 x 11.7. Portrait of a woman with jug, 8 x 6. Portrait of an African English man sitting in a chair, 14.9 x 9.6. Portrait of a woman standing with a book, 15 x 11.
  • leaf 15: Church in Cambridge, 14.5 x 15.2 / Cambridge church, calotype, Mr. A. Cock[e]. Portrait of a woman with a book, 9.7 x 7.5. Landscape with architecture, 9.2 x 15 / Brodie. Architectural view in Cambridge, 14.8 x 11 / Cocke. Portrait of a man in uniform? sitting in a chair, 8.8 x 7.5. leaf 16: Portrait of a woman, 9.7 x 7.7. Portrait of a woman, 12.6 x 8.6. Portrait of man in cape and hat, 14.5 x 11.2 / Jersey, Brodie Esq. Portrait of a man with plaid suit, 11 x 8. Portrait of a woman (servant?) with a jug on her head, 11.4 x 8.4.
  • leaf 17: Cityscape, 12.5 x 12 / Brodie. Cityscape, view across rooftops, 9.6 x 14.6 / Cocke. Architectural view, 11.8 x 16.7 / Cocke. Architectural view, 10 x 15 / Cocke. leaf 18: Portrait of a standing woman, 8 x 5. Three men sitting with glasses and wine, 10.7 x 13.5. Landscape with architecture, 9 x 17.3. Close up of fence, 5.2 x 3.5. Portrait of a man with apron sitting in chair, 8 x 5.5. Two men playing chess, 10.5 x 15 / Brodie.
  • leaf 19: Portrait of a man standing by table and chair with book (drapery behind, outside?), 15.2 x 11 / Brodie esq., Jersey. Women by fence holding jug, 15.7 x 8. Landscape with house and fence, 14 x 13.3 / Calotype Hampstead by Mr. A. Cocke. leaf 20: image gone, completely grey, 5 x 3.5. Portrait of a man sitting on bench with his head down (sleeping), 8.2 x 9 / Mr. A. Cocke. Portrait of a woman sitting in a chair, 6 x 4.4. Portrait of a woman sitting by a table, 5.5 x 4. Architectural view, 12.5 x 14 / Cocke. Portrait of a woman sitting outside, 7.5 x 4.8. Portrait of a man, 8.4 x 6.5 / Brodie Esq. Church in Cambridge, 9.2 x 10 / Cocke. Cupid statue, 10 x 5.5.
  • leaf 21: Architectural view, seen from a roof, 10 x 16 / Brodie. photograph has been removed. Photogenic drawing of a leaf, 10 x 5.4 / Experiment, Calotype by Brodie Esq. Jersey, tinted by R. Willats. Architectural view, see from a roof, 9.5 x 11.2 / Brodie. leaf 22: Portrait of a woman praying in front of open book, 11.7 x 10. Portrait of a man sitting at table writing, 11.7 x 9.5. Architectural view, 12.5 x 14. Group portrait, four men, 10.9 x 15 / Calotype, Brodie Esq. Portrait of a man with shawl, 11.5 x 9.5 / Brodie Esq., Jersey. Portrait of a woman with basket, 12.7 x 8.4.
  • leaf 23: Cityscape of London taken from Blackfriar's Bridge (St. Peter’s in the distance), 14.5 x 17.5 / Mr. Cundall from Blackfriar's Bridge, 1844 London. Architectural view, 17 x 17. leaf 24: City Street, 13.2 x 16. Portrait of two women sitting with baskets of fruits and vegetables, 10.3 x 14. Portrait of a man sitting on a chair outside, watering can, 13 x 8.5.
  • leaf 25: all photographs have been removed. leaf 26: Architectural view (Rotterdam Cathedral), 9 x 7.3 / Sherrington. Portrait of a woman seated, 7 x 5.6 / Sherrington. City Street, 10.2 x 8.5 / Sherrington. Portrait of a man with plaid vest, 6.5 x 5 / Sherrington Esq., Rotterdam. Portrait of a man with a violin, 11 x 8.6 / Sherrington. Portrait of a woman with purse, 6.5 x 5.1 / Sherrington. City Street in Rotterdam, 10.2 x 7.4 / Sherrington. Architectural view in Rotterdam, 9 x 6.6 / Sherrington. Portrait of a man in uniform seated, 8 x 7.
  • leaf 27: Architectural view, Napoleon's residence, 20.2 x 15. Architectural view (tomb?), Rotterdam, 17.3 x 14.3 / Sherrington. leaf 28: all photographs have been removed.
  • leaf 29: all photographs have been removed. leaf 30: Architectural view in Rotterdam, 20.4 x 14.5 / Sherrington. House by a river, Rotterdam, 14.9 x 19.2 / Sherrington. leaf 31: Factory by a river in Rotterdam, 11 x 14.2 / Old Lime Kiln, View on the Regents Canal, Nr Hackney Road, from the bridge, taken by R. Bingham, coloured by R. Willats about 1848. photograph has been removed. leaf 32: Portrait of a woman sitting on a chair outside, 13.8 x 10.4. Cityscape taken from a roof in Jersey, 14.3 x 10.9. Architectural view (negative), 13 x 16.9 / Calotype, negative, Mr. A. Cock[e].
  • leaf 33: photograph has been removed. Cityscape in Paris, 15 x 19.4. leaf 34: Cityscape in Rotterdam, 11.5 x 15.5 / Sherrington. Home in the country, 11.4 x 15. Factory by the river, 11.5 x 14.8 / Old Lime Kiln, on land, Nr. Hackney, R. Bingham. leaf 34 verso: Cityscape by river, 14 x 19.
  • leaf 35: Portrait of four men outside, three playing cards, wheel barrel, 11.5 x 16.2. Portrait of four men at shop doorway, 11.5 x 16.5 / Calotype, Nr. Windsor, by Mr. A. Cocke and Mr. Golls, London. leaf 36: Cityscape from a roof in Paris, 13 x 20. leaf 37: Cityscape in ruins, Rotterdam, 17.7 x 20 / Ruins of Theatre after a Fire Rotterdam, Mr. Sherrington, paper negative. leaf 38: Country architecture, 11.7 x 16.2 / Goring Church, Nr. Reading, Mr. Nicholson, Paper. Mill by a river, 11 x 13.2 / Water Mill Nr. Dorking by R. Bingham on Paper. leaf 39: all photographs have been removed.
  • leaf 40: Portrait of two women sitting outside by a table that holds large marble sculpture, 9.6 x 8.8 / Portraits from life, by Mr. John Johnstone, Birmingham, by his modification of Calotype process on Paper. Steamboat at river dock, 13.5 x 17.2 / Rotterdam, Mr. Sherrington, Paper. leaf 41: Copy of an engraving of two dogs, 7 x 5.8 / Buckle. Copy of an engraving of a dog, 7 x 5.8 / Buckle. Copy of an engraving of nymphs, 11 x 14.5 / Buckle. Copy of a portrait engraving, 6 x 8 / Buckle.Copy of a portrait engraving, 4 x 4 / Buckle.Copy of a portrait engraving, 7.6 x 6 / Copies of Engravings by Mr. S. Buckle, Paper Process, Peterborough. leaf 42: Landscape with house and women (copy of engraving?), 14 x 18 / Cyanotype, by Sir John Herschel, 1842-43? leaf 42 verso: Luxembourg Palace and grounds, 12. 5 x 17 / Poit[e]v[i]n's Albumen Process on Glass, Luxemburg, Paris, The First photograph taken from a Negative on Glass, exhibited by T. & R. Willats opticians 98 Cheapside London.
  • leaf 43: Cityscape along river with a boat, 13 x 15.4. Cityscape along river with a boat, 12 x 17 / Rotterdam by Mr. Sherrington, Paper. leaf 44: Portrait of four men at architectural worksite, two carving stone, two sitting, 9 x 10. Portrait of a man standing outside at easel, 6.8 x 7. Portrait of a man at a distance chopping wood outside farm, 7 x 8.8. Rochester Castle, 8.6 x 9.
  • leaf 45: all photographs have been removed. leaf 46: Portrait of a man sitting on the front steps to a Cathedral, 14 x 10.5 / Peterborough Cathedral By Mr. S. Buckle, Peterborough from Paper Negative, Calotype. leaf 46 verso: Interior of Roslyn Chapel, Scotland, 11 x 16.5.
  • leaf 47: Posed scene, two women and one man coming downstairs in their nightclothes to answer the door, man has a rifle, 8.3 x 7.3. Copy of a painting?, 10.2 x 8.2 / Mr. S. Buckle, Peterborough. Sculpture of Diana outside the Crystal Palace, London, 9 x 5.5.Mill by a river and bridge, 11.4 x 13 / By Mr. Nicholson taken by Mr. Nicholson of Queen Street Cheapside London, Turner's Chafford Paper Mill. Copy of painting of hunters with horses and dogs, 2 x 8.5 / Mr. S. Buckle. leaf 48: Landscape outside farm, near Margate, 9 x 9.6. Margate Harbour, seascape with large boat moving in water, 8.5 x 9.7. Portrait of a man standing by large wagon or cart, 7.2 x 8.7.
  • leaf 49: Seascape with boats at harbor, 9.5 x 9.9. Landscape with farm yard, near Margate, 9.5 x 10. Architectural arch, 9 x 9.9. leaf 50: City street in Devonshire, Howland St. FitzRoy Square, 14.6 x 20.2 / In Devonshire by Mr. a. Cocke, Howland st FitzRoy Square.
  • leaf 51: Stain glass window from the interior of Winchester Cathedral, 8.8 x 4.8 / Winchester West Window, from the interior, by Mr. Nicholson, London, an early interior on paper, if not the first. photograph has been removed. Three stain glass windows taken from the inside Winchester Cathedral, 9 x 6.5. leaf 51 verso: Portrait of a man, 9.4 x 7. Old House 1665, Hereford taken by Warner Esq. of Ross, 10 x 12.5 / Old House 1665, Hereford taken by Warner Esq. of Ross. Weybridge Station, 7.4 x 9.7 / Weybridge Station, Collodion Mr. Simpson. leaf 52: Portrait of two men in a steam railroad engine, G. W. Engine, 6.7 x 9.4 / G.W. Engine, Mr. Warner. Architectural view, Blackfriars, Hereford, 6.7 x 12.5 / The Pulpit, Blackfriars, Hereford, Mr. Warner. Landscape with harbor, 8 x 7 / Warner Esq. Ross, Hereford, Torquay 4 seconds, foggy day, R.W. Lens [photographer's embossed stamp: English Scenery, warner's]. Hotel Hereford, 8 x 8.5. Pont Aberglaslyn, North Wales, landscape by a river, 7.6 x 7.5. leaf 52 verso: Portrait of an old man sitting with a cane, 11.5 x 9.5 / Study by J. Redman. Copy of an engraving, 7.5 x 15.x / Permanent Print by Mr. Thos. Sutton Jersey, October 1855. Nym. Dame Quickly. Bardolph Pistol., copy of a painting, 6.9 x 10.2.
  • leaf 53: Portrait of a man's face, Vincent Tregar [?] esq. killed at Meerut India, Indian Mutiny, 1857, Government Inspector of schools, 8.5 x 7.1. Portrait of a man sitting in a chair, 11.5 x 8.1 / Mr. Johnstone, Birmingham, Paper process, Mr. Johnstone, Birmingham. Portrait of a man sitting in a chair, his arm leaning on a table, 11.5 x 9.1 / Johnstone. Portrait of a woman sitting, 9.5 x 7 / Jouhnstone. Portrait of a boy standing by table, 9.2 x 11.5 / Johnstone. leaf 53 verso: Exterior view of the Pantheon, Paris, 20.5 x 16.4. leaf 54: photograph has been removed. Query Guernsey, on Jersey, 15 x 20. leaf 54 verso: Hotel de Ville, Paris, with horses and carriages, 23.5 x 18.4.
  • leaf 55: The Vendome Column, Paris, 15.5 x 9.4. Pont Neuf, Paris, 14.4 x 18.7. leaf 55 verso: Statue of Minerva Protecting a Warrior by C. Blaeser of Berlin, outside the Crystal Palace, 19.5 x 13.5. leaf 56: Wooden bridge over a stream, 15.4 x 20.2. leaf 56 verso: Forest scene in the wind, 17.5 x 22.5.
  • leaf 57: Copy of the painting, The Saltarella Dance, 16.5 x 21.5. leaf 57 verso: Archway door, Bishops Teynton, Devon, 11 x 8.6. Saxon arch, Bridston Church, 11 x 8.5. Portrait of a man looking across river at Windsor Castle, 12 x 8.3. Landscape with road cut into rocky mountain Switzerland, 7.5 x 10. Landscape, scenic view from mountain road., 7.6 x 10.4. leaf 58: Interior still life with cupid statue, 9 x 6.5. (Copy of a painting or posed?), shepherds, 8.6 x 6. (Copy of a painting or posed?), knight with two women, 9.4 x 7. Marble statue, [Diana], 11.5 x 9. (Copy of a painting or posed?) Orthodox priest seated by table with crucifix, skull, hourglass, books, 9.2 x 6.6. Portrait of three men and boy outside, two playing musical instruments, 10 x 7.5. Posed old man in armor, sitting by table, reading a book, 9.5 x 7. leaf 58 verso: Portrait of a woman sitting by table (cut into oval), 10.6 x 8.2.
  • leaf 59: Portrait of seven people posed with horsed, ready to ride, 10 x 9. Group portrait of twelve people outside, nine women, three men, 16 x 21.5.
  • leaf 74: Portrait of Javanese musicians and dancers arranged outside for a performance, 15.7 x 20.5 / Albumen & Collodion Process by W. Woodbury, Java. leaf 74 verso: Portrait of 78 people posed on lawn for the opening ceremony of the Sewage Works, Crossness Pumping Station, 14.6 x 16.8. leaf 75: Crossness Pumping Station, exterior view, 24.3 x 29.6. leaf 75 verso: Mr. and Mrs. Blondin with daughter, 14 x 11.5. Royal Aquarium, interior view of the Crystal palace, 18.5 x 14.5.
  • leaf 76: Interior view of Crystal palace, 18 x 23.1. leaf 76 verso: Composit photograph; Sixteen vignette portraits cut and pasted into two circles, then rephotographed, 23 x 16. leaf 77: Casket containing the Freedom of the City of London presented to the Prince of Wales, 11.5 x 15.5. Portrait of Sir Jonathan Pollock, 10 x 10. leaf 79: Capitols of two columns, 26.5 x 30.5. leaf 79 verso: Composit photography; Seven exposures on one sheet: circular vignette views inside the Crystal palace, 29.5 x 24.5.
  • leaf 80: Relief carving of nativity scene, 20 x 15. leaf 80 verso: Interior view of the Crystal Palace, Sydenham, 24.5 x 16. leaf 81: Cityscape of buildings in ruins, Fleet Street sewer, Clerkenwell, 21.6 x 28. leaf 82: Fleet Street sewer, Clerkenwell, 23 x 28 / Negretti, Zambra. leaf 83: Fleet Street sewer, Clerkenwell, 21.6 x 28. leaf 84: Portrait of Sir Jonathan Pollock, 20 x 27. leaf 85: Architectural view, 26 x 21.
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