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Photograph (Albumen Print) of William Horsell, by Maull & Polyblank, London, c.1857

Inventory Number: 17477
Object Type:
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1949-10
Brief Description: Albumen print either mounted on thin card or printed on stiff paper, rich brown tones. Portrait of William Horsell, standing half length, turned to left, looking to front. Cut down from a larger photograph. With a somewhat later identifying inscription on the back by Richard Inwards.
William Horsell (1807-1863) was a promoter of hydropathy, temperance, and vegetarianism, a significant pioneer of the latter cause and one of the first to campaign against tobacco. There are no other known photographs of him, and the several engraved portraits are probably based on it.
Primary Inscriptions: Inscribed on back: 'Wm- Horsell | Author of "Hydropathy for | the people" | about 1857 | Maull & Poly blank | photos' [in Richard Inwards's hand].
Provenance: Presented by the Executors of G. H. Gabb in 1949. From the collection of Richard Inwards.
Collection Group: Gabb Collection
Material(s): Paper
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
97 69 mm

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