Sir Charles Trevelyan Watkins, John  (British, 1823-1874)

Engraving based on a photograph. From the 1840s there was a rapid increase in the number of heavily illustrated popular weekly newspapers and periodicals on the market in Britain. Coinciding with the advent and popularity of photography, publishers turned to photographs used as models for engravings that would regularly be featured. One of the most successful was the Illustrated London News, which spawned many imitators, including the Illustrated News of the World which lasted only 5 years (1858-1863).