Photographic holdings - Albums 229-266
Album 229 (Lady Ottoline Morrell Album Twelve)
Contains 93 pages with 252 prints
Sitters include: George Barker, Jessica Baker (née Woodward), Lady Anne Bentinck, Lord Charles Bentinck, Lady Olivia Bentinck (née Taylour), Lady Peggy Bentinck, William Arthur Bentinck, 6th Duke of Portland, Tancred Borenius, Gordon Bottomley, Simon Bussy, Benedetto & Adela Croce, Walter de la Mare, Anne and Adrian Goodman Francis Hackett, Signe Hackett (née Toksvig), Christopher Hassall, John Hayward, Aldous Huxley, Maria Huxley (née Nys), Matthew Huxley, Augustus John and Dorelia McNeil, Samuel S. Koteliansky, Henry Lamb, Lady Pansy Lamb (née Pankenham), Sir Edward Marsh, Hope Mirrless, Julian Morrell, Lady Ottoline Morrell, Philip Morrell, Robert Nichols, Norman Notley, Frank O'Connor, Edith Olivier, Lady Pembroke, Stephen Potter, T.F. Powys, Violet Powys (née Dodds), Catherine Colomb (Marion Reymond, née Colomb), Steven Runciman, Bertrand Russell (with Katherine & John), Peter (Patricia) Russell (née Spence), Hester Sassoon (née Gatty), Siegfried Sassoon, Boshi and Gertrude Sen, Dame Ethel Smyth, Sebastian Sprott, James Stephens, Millicent Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, Duchess of Sutherland, Lady Ivy Tichfiled (née Gordon-Lennox), later 7th Duchess of Portland, Lionel Filden, Andrew and David Wemyss, Lady Victoria Wemyss (née Cavendish-Bentinck), Lawrence Whistler, Mona Wilson, W. B. Yeats, G. M. Young.
Locations include: UK: 10 Gower Street, London, Ramsdale Park (Nottinghamshire), Kirby Lonsdale, Underley Hall (Lancashire) Lanwell Lodge, Melrose Abbey (Scotland), Roman Wall (Northumberland) York, (Yorkshire), Lincoln (Lincolnshire), Ely, Cambridge (Cambridgeshire), Hampton Court (Surrey), Studland, Corfe (Dorset), Salisbury, Broadchalke, Stonehenge, Farley (Wiltshire), Naworth Castle (Cumbria), Kenilworth Castle, Coleshill (Warwickshire), Lichfield (Staffordshire), Sheffield Place (Sussex), Groombridge Place (Kent). Ireland: Dublin, Leopardstown. France: Besançon. Switzerland: Vevey. Italy: Bergamo, Milan, Turin, Meana.
End date at Hampton Court: 27th September 1937
Index of subjects in the Lady Ottoline Morrell collection
De la Mare, Colin
Earp, Thomas W.
Keynes, John Maynard
Partridge, Frances (née Marshall)
Raman, Lady (wife of Sir C. V. Raman)
Van Heeckeren van Kell, Albertine
Waley, Arthur David
Yeats, William Butler
Album 230: Lays and Legends (2nd Series) by E. Nesbit
Cloth bound book containing 160 pages of poems. Published 1892 by Longmans, Green & co., London. Frontispiece: Edith Nesbit by Thomas White of Lewisham (x127024)
Album 231: Album of snapshot photographs by Queen Alexandra
Small album containing 25 pages of photographs taken by Queen Alexandra during the Norwegian Cruise on the Victoria and Albert in September 1904. Contains 53 small glossy purple-toned contact bromide prints. Subjects include portraits of crew members, landscapes, seascapes and a picnic by the Fane Fiord on 15 September 1904. Inscribed on the final page by Admiral Rundle stating that the album was presented to him by the Queen.
Albums 232-243: 12 Albums of photographs collected and taken by Barbara Strachey
Full list of contents compiled by Erika Ingham
Album 232 (Barbara Strachey Album One)
America - The Smith Family
Album 233 (Barbara Strachey Album Two)
America - Cousins
Album 234 (Barbara Strachey Album Three)
To England. Friends - Hannah Whitall Smith, Frank Costelloe, older cousins
Album 235 (Barbara Strachey Album Four)
England. Weddings - Mary Whitall Smith (Costelloe) - Alys Pearsall Smith - Frank's friends - Friday's Hill House)
Album 236 (Barbara Strachey Album Five)
Smiths and Costelloes
Album 237(Barbara Strachey Album Six)
Album 238 (Barbara Strachey Album Seven)
Ray and Karin (marriages and children, 1912-1928)
Album 239 (Barbara Strachey Album Eight)
Stracheys and Bloomsburys
Album 240 (Barbara Strachey Album Nine)
Younger Stracheys and Stephens
Album 241 (Barbara Strachey Album Ten)
I Tatti (Bernard Berenson, Mary Berenson, Nicky Mariano and their friends)
Album 242 (Barbara Strachey Album Eleven)
Alys Pearsall Smith, Logan Pearsall Smith, Ray Strachey. Barbara Strachey at school and Oxford, first husband, birth of Roger.
Album 243 (Barbara Strachey Album Twelve)
Wolf Halpern and family, Michael Noble, Barbara Strachey's friends and later Christopher Strachey
Album 244: Ellen Terry Jubilee Souvenir 1906
Album produced on the occasion of the Stage Jubilee (1856-1906) of Dame (Alice) Ellen Terry. Comprising of 30 platinum prints by Window & Grove depicting Ellen Terry in costume for several of her dramatic roles, dating from 1878-1906.
Roles include: Ophelia ('Hamlet'), Portia ('The Merchant of Venice'), Camma ('The Cup'), Juliet ('Romeo and Juliet'), Beatrice ('Much Ado About Nothing'), Margaret ('Faust'), Lady Macbeth ('Macbeth'), Ellaline ('The Amber Heart'), Nance Oldfield ('Nance Oldfield'), Guinevere ('King Arthur'), Volumnia ('Coriolanus'), Mistress Page ('The Merry Wives of Windsor'), Alice Grey ('Alice Sit-by-the-Fire').
Given by Nicholas Blake, November 2007
Catalogued and scanned, November 2007
Album 247: The Book of Fair Women
by E.O. Hoppé & Richard King. Limited edition, copy number 258, published in London by Jonathan Cape in 1922 with an accompanying essay on beauty by Richard King. Contains thirty-two photogravures by E.O. Hoppé.
NPG Acquisition numbers Ax132927-Ax132958
The Book of Fair Women was published in a limited edition of 560 numbered copies, first in Britain and then in America and Germany. The book contained thirty-two photogravure plates of Hoppé’s portraits of beautiful women from around the world. The German edition had four additional plates, taken by the daughter of Hoppé’s friend and mentor, the leading German portraitist Rudolf Dührkoop, Minya Diez-Dührkoop.
Transcript of Illustrations
1. ENGLAND ‘Hebe’
2. ENGLNAND Lady Diana Duff-Cooper
3. ENGLAND Miss Gladys Cooper
4. ENGLAND Miss Kathlene Martyn
5. SCOTLAND Viscountess Masserene and Ferrard
6. IRELAND Miss Grace D’Arcy
7. FRANCE Mdlle. Raymonde Thuillier
8. ALGIERS Madame Revalles
9. SPAIN Señora Maria Di Castellani
10. GIPSY Miss Fedora Roselli
11. ITALY Signora Comanetti
12. PORTUGAL Señora Maria Di Castellani
13. RUSSIA Mdlle. Fedorova
14. POLAND Madame Mika Mikun
15. NORWAY Miss Olga Morrison
16. SWEDEN Miss Ana Q. Nilson
17. ARMENIA Armen Ter Ohanian
18. AMERICA Lady Lavery
19. AMERICA Mrs Lydig Hoyt
20. AMERICA Viscountess Maidstone
21. AMERICA Miss Malvina Longfellow
22. AMERICA Miss Marion Davies
23. RED INDIAN Princess White Deer
24. CHILE Countess Lisburne
25. ECUADOR Mrs Haddon Chambers
29. DUTCH WEST INDIES
30. INDIA Princess Monchsa
31. JAPAN Mrs Tokugawa
32. CHINA Mrs Wellington Koo
Album 248: Souvenir of the Shakespeare Memorial National Theatre Ball
Vellum-bound souvenir album of the fancy dress ball held at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 20 June 1911. The ball was organised by a committee chaired by Mrs George Cornwallis-West (Jennie Jerome, later Lady Randolph Churchill) as part of a movement to endow and found a National Theatre commemorating Shakespeare's achievements and the tercentenary of his death on 23 April 1916. With about 4000 guests dressed in Elizabethan costume or as characters from Shakespeare's plays, the ball raised £10,000 towards the Shakespeare Memorial Fund. The souvenir album went on sale for five guineas per copy.
Consisting of 49 numbered pages and a further separate 48 colour and black and white illustrated plates depicting a number of the ball's attendees in costume. Many of these are reproductions of drawings and paintings while 26 of these plates are photogravures of photographs illustrating the following individuals:
- ‘Countess of Wemyss as Katherine of Aragon' by Langfier
- ‘Lady Mond as Queen in "Richard II"' by Collings
- ‘Lady Paget as a Court Lady in "Henry VI"' by Langfier
- ‘The Duchess of Wellington's Quadrille Party (A Midsummer Night's Dream) - Group taken at Apsley House' by Mendelssohn
- ‘Lord Alexander Thynne as Henry VI' and ‘Duchess of Westminster as Queen of France in Henry VI' by Langfier Ltd
- ‘Lady Rosemary Leveson-Gower (sitting) & Countess Zia Torby - Court Ladies in "Henry VI"' by Langfier Ltd
- ‘Viscountess Lewisham. Miss Una Shaw-Stewart. Lady Nunburnholme. As Fairies in "The Tempest"' by Langfier Ltd
- ‘Lady Cynthia Graham & Lady Juliet Duff as Amazons' by Langfier Ltd
- ‘Duke of Somerset as The Lord Protector' by Squire
- ‘Lady Lowther, Court Lady in Henry VI' by Langfier Ltd
- ‘Miss Helen Meysey-Thompson as Ceres, Lady Mary Dawson as June, Lady Victoria Carrington as Iris, Lady Joan Legge as Miranda' by Langfier Ltd
- ‘Mrs John Leslie as a Court Lady in "Twelfth Night"' by Langfier Ltd
- ‘Duke of Manchester. Lord Dunraven. Baron de Tuyll. Countess of Craven. Duchess of Manchester' by Langfier Ltd
- ‘1. Countess Hochberg and Sir Hill Child', ‘2. Sir Godfrey Baring', ‘3. Sir Abe Bailey and Family', 4. Lady Baring and Viscount Maitland' (4 on one page) by Langfier Ltd and Topical
- ‘Hon. Mrs Rupert Beckett as Duchess of Gloucester' and ‘Viscountess Ingestre as Noble Lady in Henry VI' by Langfier Ltd
- ‘Lord Colum Stuart as Salario in "The Merchant of Venice"' by Robert Faulkner & Co
- ‘Lady Gwendolin Spencer Churchill as Attendant on Portia' by Langfier Ltd
- ‘Mr Graham Robertson as Borachio. Mr A.E.W. Mason as Balthasar. Lady Alexander as Hero' by Langfier Ltd
- ‘Lady Beatrice Pole-Carew as "Portia"' by Lallie Charles
- ‘Viscountess Curzon as Margaret of England' by Langfier Ltd
- ‘The Hon. Victoria Sackville-West, (Lady Saviles Quadrille.)' by Speaight
- ‘Duchess of Sutherland. Mr Louis Mallet. Mrs George Lambton. Lord Charles Beresford' by Langfier Ltd
- ‘Miss Violet Vanbrugh (Mrs Arthur Bourchier) as Lady Macbeth' by Lallie Charles
- ‘Mr Goschen. The Hon. H. Onslow. Mr Derek Fitzgerald. Mr Grand. Mr Dawson Damer. Lord Gerald Wellesley. Lady Eileen Wellesley. Lt. Sherston' by Langfier Ltd
- ‘Lady Lister-Kaye as Court Lady in "Twelfth Night"' by W. & D. Downey
- ‘Lord Sackville as Thomas Sackville Earl of Dorset' by Speaight
The volume also contains essays by George Bernard Shaw, Gilbert Keith (‘G.K.') Chesterton, Anthony Hope, Joseph William Comyns Carr, (Charles) Lewis Hind, the 2nd Earl of Lytton and (Henry) Hamilton Fyfe.
Edited by Mrs George Cornwallis-West
Published 1912 for the Shakespeare Ball Committee by Frederick Warne & Co: London & New York; printed by Hudson & Kearns, Limited at the Hatfield Street Press, London S.E.
Album 249: Ida Kar- Artists album, Paris, 1954
Sprial bound album, with red card cover, compiled by Ida Kar in 1954. The label on the front cover is stamped: Copyright Photograph by Ida Kar, 1 Litchfield Street, London WC2.
The album contains 94 vintage prints (NPG Ax134230- Ax134323) of artists photographed in Paris in the spring of 1954 when Kar took a three-month sabbatical from her theatrical
photography to build up a notable portfolio of artists at work. The results of Kar’s ‘busy round of visits to studios and ateliers’ in Paris were shown alongside fifteen of her portraits of British artists at Gallery One in October 1954 under the title Forty Artists from London and Paris. They were licensed to Camera Press and circulated with captions by Bill Hopkins, a novelist and lodger at Litchfield Street.
Sitters included in the album:
- Costas Andreou
- Jean Bazaine
- André Beaudin
- Camille Bombois
- Massimo Campigli
- Le Corbusier
- Tsugouharu Foujita
- Alberto Giacometti
- Hans Hartung
- Roger Lacourière
- Robert Lapoujade
- Fernand Léger
- Emmanuel Mané-Katz
- Joan Miró
- Jean Pougny
- Man Ray
- Germaine Richier
- Gérard Schneider
- Gino Severini
- Pierre Soulages
- Ossip Zadkine
Purchased 1999, as part of the Ida Kar archive
Albums 252-253: Howard Coster albums
Two albums containing approximately 104 vintage bromide prints of notable personalities from the twentieth century. Taken during the 1930s and 1940s by Howard Coster, subjects include: Aldous Huxley, A.A. Milne, Christopher Nevinson, Herbert Morrison, Storm Jameson, Edward McKnight Kauffer, Vera Brittain, Siegfried Loraine Sassoon, Harry Pollitt and John Galsworthy. The Gallery’s collection of original negatives by Howard Coster includes many of the sittings reproduced in these two albums.
Album 257: Snapshots taken during Queen Alexandra’s tours on the Royal Yacht
Small album containing 30 pages of photographs taken during Queen Alexandra’s tours on the Royal Yacht ‘Victoria and Albert’ between 1902 and 1904. Subjects include portraits of Queen Alexandra, Haakon VII, King of Norway, Princess Victoria Alexandra Olga Mary of Wales and members of the yacht’s crew. There are also a number of landscapes, seascapes and a picnic by the Fane Fiord. Inscribed on the first page by Admiral Mark Rundle.
Other documents (some loose) include the Irving memorial issue of The Supplement to the Era (21 October 1905) and theatre programmes for the following plays at the Royal Lyceum Theatre:
- Faust (from 6 May 1902)
- Becket (5, 6, 8 and 9 June 1893)
- Olivia (30 November 1885)
- Olivia (7 June 1893)
- King Arthur (8 June 1895)
- Faust (24 to 26 June 1895)
- Louis XI (27 and 28 June 1895)
- Nance Oldfield, A Story of Waterloo and Don Quixote (12 June 1895)
- The Merchant of Venice (17 to 22 June 1895)
- Much Ado About Nothing (4 July 1895)
- Charles I (11 July 1895)
- The Medicine Man (16 to 21 May 1898)
Ten original photographic items, including black and white postcards (showing Irving in character and in private dress), a hand-coloured cabinet card of Irving as Mephistopheles in Faust after Bernard Partridge’s painting, a cabinet card of Irving as the Vicar in Olivia (damaged) and a carbon print by William Crooke called ‘the last photograph taken of Sir Henry Irving’ in another cutting from the album.
Reproductions of artwork by Paul Renouard, Arthur Kemp Tebby, A.S. Boyd, Harry Furniss, Bernard Partridge, James Pryde, Frederick Barnard, Phil May and others. Reproductions of photographs by Warwick Brookes, Lafayette, Valentine & Son, Elliott & Fry, The Cameron Studio, Window & Grove, Ellis and others. They include studio portraits of Irving, memorial tributes, scenes from his lying-in-state and funeral, and illustrations of Irving, Ellen Terry and others in character.
Further newspaper cuttings (text and images) relating to Ellen Terry, including a report of her investiture as Dame Grand Cross of the British Empire (1925), the seventieth anniversary of the start of her stage career, reports of her funeral (1928) and memorial tributes.
Given by an anonymous donor, 2005
Photographs catalogued, 2013 (NPG Ax137398 – Ax137406)
Album 259: Cabinet Cards of the Royal Family
Small red velvet- bound album containing twelve cabinet cards of members of the royal family.
Sitters include: Queen Alexandra; Princess Charlotte of Prussia, Duchess of Saxe-Meiningen; Victoria, Empress of Germany and Queen of Prussia; Princess Feodora of Saxe-Meiningen; Queen Victoria; Princess Helen, Duchess of Albany; Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale; Prince George William Frederick Charles, 2nd Duke of Cambridge; King George V; King Edward VII; Marie Alexandrovna, Duchess of Edinburgh; Victoria Melita, Grand Duchess of Russia; Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Photographers include: London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company; John Chancellor; Carl Backofen; Byrne & Co; Herbert Rose Barraud; W. & D. Downey; G. West & Son; Eduard Uhlenhuth; Abel Lewis.
Given by Terence Pepper, June 2014
Photographs catalogued: NPG Ax197500 - Ax197511
Album 265: David Bailey’s Box of Pin-Ups
Portfolio of 36 prints of sitters from the world of fashion, music and art, many of whom were David Bailey’s friends. Published in 1965 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, each print has a printed title and description of the sitter on the reverse.
Sitters include: Mick Jagger, the Beatles, Andy Warhol, David Hockney, Jean Shrimpton, Cecil Beaton, Terence Stamp, Michael Cain, the Kray brothers and Rudolf Nureyev. The cover note, written by Francis Wyndham, declares that the set includes surprisingly few women as ‘in the age of Mick Jagger it is the boys who are the pin-ups.’
Album 266: Moyne album
Album containing around two hundred snapshot images, mostly taken during Lord and Lady Moyne’s 1934 cruise to the Middle East on board their yacht Rosaura. Other notable guests during the month long cruise were Winston and Clementine Churchill who feature in the album. They visited Athens, Cyprus, Jericho and Petra and then travelled across the Sinai desert to Cairo, where Churchill painted the pyramids. This album of snapshots was probably compiled by Lady Moyne and includes her annotations of the people and places photographed during the cruise.