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William James Topley (1845-1930)

Artist associated with 4 portraits
After spending some time as an itinerant photographer, Topley joined William Notman's studio in Montreal in 1854. He was later sent to Ottawa to establish a branch studio, which he subsequently bought from Notman. As well as portraits, he also sold topographic views of Ottawa and other regions of Canada.

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John Campbell Gordon, 1st Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair

by William James Topley
sepia-matt bromide print, circa 1893-1898
NPG P498


Sir John Alexander Macdonald

by Dawsons, after William James Topley
photogravure, November 1883
NPG x20208


Gilbert John Elliot Murray Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto

by William James Topley, published by The Rotophot Postcard
hand-coloured vintage postcard print, 1898-1904
NPG x136019


Mary Caroline (née Grey), Countess of Minto

by William James Topley, published by J. Beagles & Co
vintage bromide postcard print, 1898-1904
NPG x136018