'Anthony Trollope', 1878.
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A photographic portrait of Anthony Trollope [1815-1882] taken by Samuel Robert Lock [1822-1881] and George Carpe Whitfield, in 1878. Trollope's best loved works include 'Barchester Towers', set in the fictional English county of Barsetshire. He authored some 40 novels, esays, short stories and travel books during his career. This photograph was taken towards the end of Trollope's life. Trollope is said to have disliked photography, becoming impatient with people who wanted to take his picture. This Woodburytype is from 'Men of Mark', a series of books about prominent men of the time, published between 1876 and 1883. A brief biographical esay by Thompson Cooper accompanies each portrait. The Woodburytype was a photomechanical proces patented in 1864 by Walter Bentley Woodbury (1834-1885). It produced high-quality images used for book illustration and remained popular until about 1900.