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

Artist associated with 849 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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Henry Morley

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1892
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Ax15981

Garnet Joseph Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1892
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Ax15983

Sir Sydney Hedley Waterlow, 1st Bt

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1892
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Hermann Adler

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1892
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Edward Charles Robson Roose

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1892
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Queen Mary when Princess Mary of Teck

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1892
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William Thomson, Baron Kelvin

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1892
NPG Ax15988

Ax15989

Julia Emilie Neilson as Drusilla Ives in 'The Dancing Girl'

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1892
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Ax15991

Julia Mary (née Lethbridge), Lady Carew

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1892
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Ax15992

John Stuart Blackie

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1892
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Ax15993

Sir (Thomas Henry) Hall Caine

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1892
NPG Ax15993

Ax15994

Kate Rorke (Mrs Douglas Cree)

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1892
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Ax15995

Sir John Eldon Gorst

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1892
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Ax15996

Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1892
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Ax15998

Francis Schnadhorst

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1892
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Joseph Robert Diggle

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1892
NPG Ax15999

Ax16000

Adelaide Detchon

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1892
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Ax16002

Leonard Henry Courtney, 1st Baron Courtney of Penwith

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1892
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Ax16004

Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1892
NPG Ax16004

Ax16005

Michael Edward Hicks Beach, 1st Earl St Aldwyn

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1892
NPG Ax16005