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Lafayette (founded 1880)

Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)

Artist associated with 6742 portraits
The first Lafayette studio was founded in Dublin in 1880 by James Stack Lauder, the eldest son of Edmund Lauder, who opened a daguerreotype studio there in 1853. Lafayette met immediate success, exhibiting his work and winning prize medals throughout the world. Lauder joined the Royal Photographic Society in 1884 and in 1885 took his first royal sitting when Princess Alexandra visited Ireland. Two years later he photographed Queen Victoria in Windsor. Other branches were opened in Glasgow (1890), Manchester (1892) and Belfast (1900), but the London branch that opened in 1897 became the centre of the business, which was floated on the Stock Exchange in 1898. It continued trading until 1952.

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P1700(2c)

'Wedding group'

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
albumen print, 6 July 1893
NPG P1700(2c)

P659

Queen Alexandra

by James Lafayette (James Stack Lauder), for Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
albumen panel card, 1901
NPG P659

P500

Royal Group including King George V and four of his children

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
glossy purple brown-toned bromide print on green mount, 9 November 1902
NPG P500

P1700(75c)

George Wyndham Kennion

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
printing-out paper print, 11 August 1902
NPG P1700(75c)

P1293

The Dreadnought Hoax

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
matte bromide print, 7 February 1910
NPG P1293

P1292(85)

Sidney James Webb, Baron Passfield; Beatrice Webb

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
vintage copy print, 1924
NPG P1292(85)

Ax26440

Queen Alexandra

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd), after Vernon Heath
bromide print, (1863)
NPG Ax26440

Ax26441

King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd), after Vernon Heath
bromide print, (1863)
NPG Ax26441

x19892

Sarah Helena Latham (née White)

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
cabinet card, 1870s-1900s
NPG x19892

x19893

Sarah Helena Latham (née White)

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
cabinet card, 1870s-1900s
NPG x19893

x47099

William Ward, 1st Earl of Dudley

copy by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
copy print, (circa 1870s)
NPG x47099

x47100

William Ward, 1st Earl of Dudley

copy by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
copy print, (1870s)
NPG x47100

x159091

Charles Graves

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
albumen cabinet card, circa 1870s
NPG x159091

x29182

Queen Alexandra

by George Lafayette (George Marsh Lauder), for Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
albumen cabinet card, April 1885
NPG x29182

x76410

Lillie Langtry

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
albumen cabinet card, circa 1885
NPG x76410

Ax26439

King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
postcard print, 1885
NPG Ax26439

Ax29368

Queen Alexandra

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
bromide print, 27 April 1885
NPG Ax29368

Ax36409

Queen Alexandra

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
bromide print, 27 April 1885
NPG Ax36409