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Henry Peach Robinson (1830 - 1901)

RA Collection: People and Organisations

Photographer. Originally a bookseller, Robinson opened a photographic studio in 1857 which specialised in portraits. He became famous for his photographs of genre subjects which were often achieved by combining many photographs to form one image and using models, often family members, posed in costume. A founding member of ‘The Linked Ring’ and advocate for ‘Pictorialism’ Robinson was the author of Pictorial Effect in Photography, Being hints on Composition and Chiaroscuro for Photographers.


Born: 1830

Died: 1901

Gender: Male

Works by Henry Peach Robinson in the RA Collection

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