John Watkins (photographer)

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John Watkins (1823-1874) was an English portrait photographer. He and his brother, Octavius Charles Watkins (1836-1882), often worked together. They made studio portraits of artists and culturally influential people in the years between 1840 and 1875.

Charles Dickens by John Watkins c 1860

Among their sitters were many notables of the Victorian era, including Charles Dickens, the Prince of Wales, John Stuart Mill, Thomas Carlyle, Charles Kingsley, Carlo Marochetti and many others.[1]