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David Livingstone (1813-1873), Missionary and explorer

Sitter in 38 portraits
The most famous explorer of his age, renowned for his efforts to eradicate the slave trade through legitimate commerce and Christianity. He went to South Africa as a missionary in 1840, and made a series of journeys into the interior; discovering Lake Ngami, in 1849, and the Zambesi in the centre of the continent in 1851, and undertook the epic journey from Cape Town through west central Africa from 1852-56. He commanded expeditions to explore eastern and central Africa in 1858, and spent the last years of his life in search of the sources of the Nile. On an expedition to discover the source of the Nile he was rescued by the journalist H.M. Stanley, 1871. His courage and moral integrity earned him the admiration of many.

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David Livingstone

by Joseph Bonomi the Younger
black chalk, 1857
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David Livingstone

by Frederick Havill
oil on canvas, after 1873
On display on the Staircase at Bodelwyddan Castle
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David Livingstone

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1857
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x12463

David Livingstone

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1857
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x16183

David Livingstone

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen print, circa 1857
NPG x16183

x12432

David Livingstone

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x12432

x12464

David Livingstone

after London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen copy print on card mount, 1860s
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David Livingstone

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x45980

x76205

David Livingstone

by Maull & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x76205

x7279

David Livingstone

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen print, arched top, 1860s
NPG x7279

Ax17832

David Livingstone

by Horatio Nelson King
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax17832

x76181

David Livingstone

by Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1864
NPG x76181

Ax39823

David Livingstone

by John Urie
albumen carte-de-visite, 1864
NPG Ax39823

Ax7487

David Livingstone

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865
NPG Ax7487

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David Livingstone

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865
NPG x46628

Ax46276

David Livingstone

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865
NPG Ax46276

Ax18284

David Livingstone

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865
NPG Ax18284

D6854

David Livingstone

published by Illustrated London News, after a photograph by Antoine Claudet
woodcut, published 27 December 1856
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D6853

David Livingstone

by D.J. Pound, after a photograph by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
line engraving, 1857
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D18374

David Livingstone

published by The London Missionary Society, after London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
glass magic lantern slide, circa 1900
NPG D18374