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W. & D. Downey (active 1855-1940)

Artist associated with 856 portraits
William Downey set up the company with his brother Daniel. They opened their first studio in 1863 on Eldon Square, Newcastle. In 1872 William moved to London to open a studio on Ebury Street, while his brother continued to look after the Newcastle branch. Among Queen Victoria's favourite photographers, the firm photographed at Balmoral and Frogmore throughout the late 1860s, particularly for the Prince of Wales. Their carte-de-visite portrait of the Princess of Wales with Princess Louise was one of the most popular ever issued, with sales of 300,000. William Downey's son, William Edward Downey, acted as operator for most royal sittings of the Edwardian era.

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Ax15910

Emily Faithfull

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1891
NPG Ax15910

Ax15911

Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1891
NPG Ax15911

Ax15912

Sir George Henschel (Isidor Georg Henschel)

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1891
NPG Ax15912

Ax15913

Lillian June (née Bailey), Lady Henschel

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1891
NPG Ax15913

Ax15914

Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1891
NPG Ax15914

Ax15915

Michael Davitt

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1891
NPG Ax15915

Ax15917

Sir Christopher Charles Teesdale

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1891
NPG Ax15917

Ax15918

Frederic Harrison

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1891
NPG Ax15918

Ax15919

Mary Davies

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1891
NPG Ax15919

Ax15920

Sir Squire Bancroft (Squire White Butterfield)

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1891
NPG Ax15920

Ax15921

Sir Charles Tupper, 1st Bt

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1891
NPG Ax15921

Ax15922

Ellen Jeromina ('Mina') Beresford (née Gardner), Lady Beresford

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1891
NPG Ax15922

Ax15923

James Fleming

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1891
NPG Ax15923

Ax15925

Emma Eames

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1891
NPG Ax15925

Ax15926

Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy, 1st Earl of Cranbrook

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1891
NPG Ax15926

x29170

Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale

by W. & D. Downey
carbon cabinet card, circa 1891
NPG x29170

x36110

James Fleming

by W. & D. Downey
carbon print, circa 1891
NPG x36110

x7001

Gathorne Gathorne-Hardy, 1st Earl of Cranbrook

by W. & D. Downey
carbon print, after 1891
NPG x7001

Ax15893

Father Ignatius (Joseph Leycester Lyne)

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1891
NPG Ax15893

Ax15895

Madame Nordica (Lillian Nordica)

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1891
NPG Ax15895