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William James Topley (1845-1930)

Artist associated with 5 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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P498

John Campbell Gordon, 1st Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair

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

x20208

Sir John Alexander Macdonald

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

x136019

Gilbert John Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto

by William James Topley, published by The Rotophot Postcard
hand-coloured postcard print, 1900-1904
NPG x136019

x136018

Mary Caroline (née Grey), Countess of Minto

by William James Topley, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1900-1904
NPG x136018

x197829

'Earl & Countess of Minto & Family'

by William James Topley, published by J. Beagles & Co
postcard print, 1900-1904
NPG x197829

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