National Photographic Record 1917-58


National Photographic Record (NPR): List of subjects commissioned - 1917-1958 1917| 1918| 1919| 1920| 1921| 1922| 1923| 1924| 1925| 1926| 1927| 1928| 1929| 1930| 1931| 1932| 1933| 1934| 1935| 1936| 1937| 1938| 1939| 1940| 1941| 1942| 1943| 1944| 1945| 1946| 1947| 1948| 1949| 1950| 1951| 1952| 1953| 1954| 1955| 1956| 1957| 1958| 1959| 1960| 1961| 1962| 1963| 1964| 1965| 1966| 1967| 1968| 1969| 1970
1917
approximately 200 sitters photographed by Walter Stoneman, including:
Bernard Bosanquet (1848-1923), Philosopher
William Hugh Clifford, 10th Baron Clifford of Chudleigh (1858-1943), Radiologist and scientist
Sir Frederick William Keeble (1870-1952), Botanist
William Halse Rivers Rivers (1864-1922), Anthropologist
Sir Herbert William Wilberforce (1866-1952), Brigadier-General
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approximately 200 sitters photographed by Walter Stoneman, including:
Sir Israel Gollancz (1863-1930), Scholar and man of letters
Louis Napoleon George Filon (1875-1937), Mathematician
Archibald Williamson, 1st Baron Forres (1860-1931), Liberal Politician
Edward Stuart Talbot (1844-1934), Bishop of Winchester
Herbert Hall Turner (1861-1930), Astronomer
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approximately 200 sitters photographed by Walter Stoneman, including:
William Carmichael McIntosh (1838-1931), Zoologist
Sir Gilbert Parker, Bt (1862-1932), Novelist and Politician
Sir Charles Algernon Parsons (1854-1931), Engineer and Scientist
Sir Horace George Montagu Rumbold, 9th Bt (1869-1941), Diplomatist
Sir Frederick Hugh Sykes (1877-1954), Chief of Air Staff and Governor of Bombay
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approximately 200 sitters photographed by Walter Stoneman, including:
Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin (1867-1947), Prime Minister
Anthony Ashley Bevan (1859-1933), Orientalist and Biblical scholar

Sir William Boyd Dawkins (1837-1929), Geologist, palaeontologist and antiquary
Martin Bladen Hawke, 7th Baron Hawke (1860-1930), Cricketer
Sir Lawrence Weaver (1876-1930), Architectural critic
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approximately 200 sitters photographed by Walter Stoneman, including:
Sir Charles Stewart Addis (1861-1945), Director of the Bank of England
Sir Leonard Bairstoe (1880-1963), Professor of Aviation
King George VI (1895-1952)
George Edward (G.E.), Moore (1873-1958), Philosopher
Margaret Wintringham (1879-1955), Politician and Justice of the Peace
Return to top 1922
approximately 200 sitters photographed by Walter Stoneman, including:
J.M.Barrie (1860-1937), Writer, author of Peter Pan
Sir Maurice Hill (1862-1934), Judge
Harold Henry Joachim (1868-1938), Philosopher
Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie (1847-1935), Composer
James Ramsay MacDonald (1866-1937), Prime Minister
  Return to top 1923
approximately 200 sitters photographed by Walter Stoneman, including:
Percy Stafford Allen (1869-1933), President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford University
Frederick Leverton Harris (1864-1926), Politician and art collector
Sir John Linton Myres (1869-1954), Archaeologist and historian
Sir Edward John Russell (1872-1965), Agriculturalist
Gerald Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners (1883-1950), Musician, artist and writer
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approximately 200 sitters photographed by Walter Stoneman, including:
John Robert Clynes (1869-1949), Labour Leader
Sir George Frampton (1860-1928), Sculptor
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), Writer and Poet
Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944), Architect
Sir Giles Gilbert Scott (1880-1960), Architect
Return to top 1925
approximately 200 sitters photographed by Walter Stoneman, including:
Katherine Marjory Stewart-Murray, Duchess of Atholl (1874-1960), Public Servant
James Buchanan, 1st Baron Woolavington (1849-1935), Philanthropist
Stewart Ranken Douglas (1871-1936), Bacteriologist
Sir Arthur Eddington (1882-1944), Astronomer
Sir Herbert Hughes-Stanton (1870-1937), Artist
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approximately 200 sitters photographed by Walter Stoneman, including:
Henry Balfour (1863-1939), Anthropologist
Sir Charles Galton Darwin (1887-1962), Scientist
John Francis Charles, Count de Salis (1864-1939), Diplomat
Edward Cecil Guiness, 1st Earl of Iveagh (1847-1927), Philanthropist
Arthur Herbert Tennyson Somers Cocks, 6th Baron Somers (1887-1944), Red Cross Commissioner
Return to top 1927
approximately 200 sitters photographed by Walter Stoneman, including:
Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell (1857-1941), Founder of the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides
Hugh Fortescue, 4th Earl Fortescue (1854-1932), Sportsman and Politician
Sir Herbert Jackson (1863-1936), Chemist
William Hulme Lever, 2nd Viscount Leverhulme (1888-1949), Governor of Lever Brothers and Unilever Ltd
6th Earl of Harewood (1882-1947), Connoisseur
Sir Richard Olaf Winstedt (1878-1966), Malayan civil servant and Malay scholar
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approximately 200 sitters photographed by Walter Stoneman, including:
Sir Robert Hugh Hanley Baird (1855-1934), Newspaper proprietor
Sir William Robert Robertson, 1st Bt (1860-1933), Field Marshal
Sir Hugh Dudley Richards Watson (1872-1954), Admiral
Windham Henry Wyndham-Quin, 5th Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl (1857-1952), Colonel and Politician
Return to top 1929
approximately 200 sitters photographed by Walter Stoneman, including:
Sir (Christopher Joseph), Quintin Brand (1893-1968), Air Vice-Marshal
Sir Selwyn MacGregor Grier (1878-1946), Colonial secretary, Trinidad
Albert Victor Alexander, Earl Alexander of Hillsborough (1885-1965), Politician
Sir Francis Edward Younghusband (1863-1942), Soldier, explorer and mystic
Return to top 1930
approximately 200 sitters photographed by Walter Stoneman, including:
Clement Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee (1883-1967), Prime Minister
Richard Bedford Bennett, 1st Viscount Bennett (1870-1947), Canadian prime minister
Maharaja of Bikaner (1880-1943), Statesman and general
Margaret Grace Bondfield (1873-1953), Politician and first woman cabinet minister
Clarence Napier Bruce, 3rd Baron Aberdare (1885-1957), Athlete
George Herbert Hyde Villiers, 6th Earl of Clarendon (1877-1955), Chairman of BBC
Return to top 1931
approximately 200 sitters photographed by Walter Stoneman, including:
Samuel Alexander (1859-1938), Philosopher
Gilbert Heathcote Willoughby, 2nd Earl of Ancaster (1867-1951), Lord Great Chamberlain 1937-50
Sir Sayaji Rao III, Maharaja of Baroda (1863-1939), Indian Ruler
Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher (1890-1962), Mathematical statistician and geneticist
Edward Hilton Young, 1st Baron Kennet (1879-1960), Journalist and politician
Lewis Fry Richardson (1881-1953), Physicist, meteorologist and mathematician
Sir Alexander Walker (1869-1950), Whisky distiller
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approximately 200 sitters photographed by Walter Stoneman, including:
Mabel Frances Elizabeth, Countess of Airlie (1866-1956), Wife of David Ogilvy, 8th Earl of Airlie
Norman Hepburn Baynes (1877-1961), Historian
Sir (Charles), Hubert Bond (1870-1945), Psychiatrist and administrator
Sir Geoffrey Hithersay Shakespeare, 1st Bt (1893-1980)
Edward Charles Titchmarsh (1899-1963), Mathematician
Return to top 1933
approximately 200 sitters photographed by Walter Stoneman, including:
Sir Robert Henry Clive (1877-1948)
Sir Kinahan Cornwallis (1883-1959), Administrator and diplomatist
William Henry Grenfell, Baron Desborough (1855-1945), Athlete, sportsman and public servant
Sir (William), Graham Greene (1857-1950), Civil servant
John Jestin Llewellin, 1st Baron Llewellin (1893-1957), Politician
Walter William Ouless (1848-1933), Artist
Horace Cowley Wyndham (1873-1970), Author
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approximately 200 sitters photographed by Walter Stoneman, including:
Sir Lancelot Graham (1880-1958)
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), writer and poet
Sir Harry Charles Luke (1884-1969), Governor of Fiji and High Commissioner for West Pacific
William Lygon, 8th Earl Beauchamp (1903-1979), Justice of the Peace
1st Viscount Nuffield (1877-1963), Industrialist and philanthropist
John Reith, 1st Baron Reith (1889-1971), Administrator; first Director General of the BBC
Richard Henry Tawney (1880-1962), Economist
Sir Hubert Winthrop Young (1885-1950), Soldier and administrator
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approximately 200 sitters photographed by Walter Stoneman, including:
Sir Thomas Best (1870-1941), Colonial administrator
Sir Frank Noyce (1878-1948), Indian Civil Service
Sir Harry Peat (1878-1959), Chartered accountant
Arthur Frederick Richards, 1st Baron Milverton (1885-1978), Colonial Governor

H G Wells (1866-1946), Writer
Sir Mark Young (1886-1974), Colonial administrator and Governor of Hong Kong
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approximately 200 sitters photographed by Walter Stoneman, including:
Arthur Foley Winnington Ingram (1858-1946), Bishop of London
Sir Earle Christmas Grafton Page (1880-1961), Prime Minister of Australia
Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967), Poet and prose writer
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958), Composer
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approximately 200 sitters photographed by Walter Stoneman, including:
(Arthur), Neville Chamberlain (1869-1940), Prime Minister; son of Joseph Chamberlain
John Alfred Spender (1862-1942), Journalist and author
Sir Robert Tasker (1868-1959), Major; Politician
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approximately 200 sitters photographed by Walter Stoneman, including:
Bernard Ashmole (1894-1988), Archaeologist and art historian
Stanley Baldwin, 1st Earl Baldwin (1867-1947), Prime Minister and Statesman
Sir Arthur Eddington (1882-1944), Astronomer
Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester (1900-1974), Son of George V
Cosmo Gordon Lang, Baron Lang of Lambeth (1864-1945), Archbishop of Canterbury
Return to top 1939
approximately 200 sitters photographed by Walter Stoneman, including:
Thomas William Allen (1862-1950), Fellow of the British Academy
Sir Charles Frederick Arden-Close (1865-1952), Geographer
Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein (1887-1976), Field Marshal
John Hay Beith (1876-1952), Writer, playwright and soldier
Walter de la Mare (1873-1956), Poet and writer
Henry Woodd Nevinson (1856-1941), Journalist and war correspondent
Return to top 1940
approximately 200 sitters photographed by Walter Stoneman, including:
Ernest Bevin (1881-1951), Trade Unionist
Sir Walter Galpin Alcock (1861-1947), Organist and composer
Clement Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee (1883-1967), Prime Minister
Sir Harrie Stewart Wilson Massey (1908-1983), Physicist
Sir Henry Joseph Wood (1869-1944), Conductor
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approximately 200 sitters photographed by Walter Stoneman, including:
Sir John Greer Dill (1881-1944), Field Marshal
Edward William Macleay Grigg, 1st Baron Altrincham (1879-1955), Colonial administrator, politician and editor of the 'National Review'
Bernard Marmaduke Fitzalan-Howard, 16th Duke of Norfolk (1908-1975), Earl Marshal
Sir Noel Frank Laurence (d.1970), Admiral
Sir David John Montagu Douglas Scott (1887-1986), Diplomat
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approximately 200 sitters photographed by Walter Stoneman, including:
Sir Percy Alden (1865-1944), Politician
Herbert Vere Evatt (1894-1965), Australian judge and statesman
Sir Edmund Hakewill-Smith (1896-1986), Major General
Louis Mountbatten, Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900-1979), Admiral of the Fleet
Sir Henry Bernard Hughes Rawlings (1889-1962), Admiral
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approximately 200 sitters photographed by Walter Stoneman, including:
Richard Gavin Gardiner Casey, Baron Casey (1890-1976), Australian politician, diplomat and imperial proconsul
Sir Ross Cairns McCay (1895-1969), Lieutenant General
Lord Robert John Rayleigh, 4th Baron Rayleigh (1875-1947), Experimental physicist
Stella Isaacs, Marchioness of Reading (1894-1971), Chairman and founder of Women's Royal Voluntary Service
Oliver Frederick George Stanley (1896-1950), Politician
Return to top 1944
approximately 200 sitters photographed by Walter Stoneman, including:
Sir Adolphe Abrahams (1883-1967), Physician
Sir Ernest Barker (1874-1960), Professor of Political Science at Cambridge
William Ewart Gye (1884-1952), Doctor and Director of Imperial Cancer Research Fund
Sir Arthur Nevil Rucker (1895-1991), Public servant
Sir Alfred Eckhard Zimmern (1897-1957), Scholar and authority on inéernational institutions
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approximately 200 sitters photographed by Walter Stoneman, including:
Alexander Craig Aitken (1895-1967), Professor of Mathematics
Mervyn George Haigh (1887-1962), Bishop of Coventry and of Winchester
Sir Geoffrey Layton (1884-1964), Admiral
John Edward Talbot Younger (1888-1974), Major-General
Francis de Zulueta (1878-1958), Academic lawyer
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approximately 200 sitters photographed by Walter Stoneman, including:
Sir Charles Frederick Goodeve (1904-1980), Industrial scientist
Norman Craven Brook, Baron Normanbrook (1902-1967), Civil Servant
Sir Edward Wilfrid Harry Travis (1888-1956), Naval officer, Head of GCHQ
Sir Thomas Hope Troubridge (1895-1949), Vice-Admiral
William Munro Yool (1894-1978), Air Vice-Marshal
Return to top 1947
approximately 200 sitters photographed by Walter Stoneman, including:
Sir Cyril Burt (1883-1971), Psychologist
Sir Charles Alfred Howard (1878-1958), Brigadier
Sir Philip Euen Mitchell (1890-1964), Colonial administrator
Sir Philip Neame (1888-1978), Lieutenant General
Sir Robert Arthur Young (1871-1959), Physician
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approximately 200 sitters photographed by Walter Stoneman, including:
Sir James Drummond Anderson (1886-1968), Indian civil servant
T.S.Eliot (1888-1965), Poet
Sir Claude Francis Liardet (1881-1966), Major General
Hugh Pattison Macmillan, Baron Macmillan (1873-1952), Senior legal adviser
Harold Edward Wynn (1889-1956), Bishop of Ely
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approximately 200 sitters photographed by Walter Stoneman, including:
Sir Bronson James Albery (1881-1971), Theatre Director
Sir Henry Clay (1883-1954), Economist
Leslie Hore-Belisha, Baron Hore-Belisha (1893-1957), Politician
Sir (George), Laurence Watkinson (1896-1974), Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Fuel and Power, London Electricity Consultative Council, London Electricity Board
Frank Yates (1902-1994), Scientist
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approximately 200 sitters photographed by Walter Stoneman, including:
Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon (1897-1977), Prime Minister
Sir (John), Ninian Comper (1864-1960), Church architect
Sir John Masterman (1891-1977), Academic and intelligence officer
Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier (1907-1989), Actor, producer and director
Gordon Drummond Young (1896-1964), Major General
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approximately 200 sitters photographed by Walter Stoneman, including:
Sir Colin Anderson (1904-1980), Museum trustee
Sir Gerald Reid Barry (1898-1968), Journalist and administrator
Ernest Albert Whitfield, 1st Baron Kenswood (1887-1963), Professional violinist and economist
Sir Frank Godbould Lee (1903-1971), Civil servant and Master of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
John Richard Lowndes French, 2nd Earl of Ypres (1881-1958), Soldier
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approximately 200 sitters photographed by Walter Stoneman, including:
Leoplold Charles Maurice Stennett Amery (1873-1955), Secretary of State for India
Sir Arthur Bliss (1891-1975), Composer
Sir Rhoderick Robert McGrigor (1893-1959), Admiral
Edward Felix Norton (1884-1954), Lieutenant General
Sir Richard Ernest Yeabsley (1898-1983), Accountant
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approximately 200 sitters photographed by Walter Stoneman, including:
Sir Henry Hallett Dale (1875-1968), Physiologist and pharmacologist
Sir Wilfrid Gordon Lindsell (1884-1973), Lieutenant general
Sir Henry Ruthven Moore (1886-1978), Admiral
Carl Frederick Abel Pantin (1899-1967), Professor of Zoology
Sir Richard Vynne Southwell (1888-1970), Professor of Engineering Science
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approximately 200 sitters photographed by Walter Stoneman, including:
Sir George Vance Allen (1894-1970), Bacteriologist
Sir Kenneth Ralph Barnes (1878-1957), Dramatist
Sir Frank Aubrey Newsam (1893-1964), Permanent Under-Secretary of State, Home Office
Sir George William Rendel (1889-1979), Diplomat
William John Yendell (1903-1988), Rear Admiral
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approximately 200 sitters photographed by Walter Stoneman, including:
Walter Samuel Beddall (1894-1973), Major General
Sir Martin Eric Dunbar-Nasmith (d.1965), Admiral
Clive Staples ('C.S.'), Lewis (1898-1963), Author
Sir Gerald Walter Robert Templer (1898-1979), Field Marshal and Trustee of National Portrait Gallery
Sir Henry Colville Barclay Wemyss (1891-1959), General
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approximately 200 sitters photographed by Walter Stoneman, including:
Sir Roy George Douglas Allen (1906-1983), Professor of Statistics
Sir John Reginald Hornby Nott-Bower (1892-1972), Commissioner of Metropolitan Police
Colin Henderson Roberts (1909-1990), Publisher and Secretary to the Delegates of Oxford University Press; Classicist
Sir George Peregrine Young, 5th Bt (1908-1960), Minister at the British Embassy, Paris
Solly Zuckerman, Baron Zuckerman (1904-1993), Zoologist, scientific adviser and public servant
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approximately 200 sitters photographed by Walter Stoneman, including:
Sir Isaiah Berlin (1909-1997), Philosopher and political theorist
George Alexander Bond (1901-1987), Major General
Edward Charles Gurney, Viscount Boyle of Handsworth (1923-1981), Politician
Sir (D'Arcy), Patrick Reilly (b.1909), Chairman of Banque Nationale de Paris Ltd and ambassador
Dame Myra Hess (1890-1965), Pianist
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approximately 200 photographed by Walter Stoneman and Walter Bird, including:
Sir Maurice (Edward), Adams (1901-1982), Civil engineer in Chief of the Admiralty
Robert Alexander Allan, Baron Allan of Kilmahew (1914-1979), Politician and shipowner
Douglas Bluett (1897-1981), Major General
Charles Ralph Boxer (b.1904), Professor of Portuguese
Sir Eric Grant Yarrow (1884-1962), Chairman of Yarrow & Co Ltd