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Malcolm Arbuthnot (1877-1967), Photographer and artist

Artist associated with 23 portraits
Born in Suffolk, he was apprenticed at the age of sixteen to a painter of cats, but photography had greater appeal for him. He took various clerical jobs during the 1890s to support his photography. Arbuthnot was elected to the Linked Ring in 1907 and became one of its more influential members. He married a Kodak heiress and became manager of Kodak's Liverpool branch in 1912, where he resumed his interest in painting and lectured on Van Gogh. In 1914 he established a studio on New Bond Street, London, and worked as a fashionable portrait photographer until 1926, when he moved to France to study sculpture. He then settled in Jersey and concentrated on watercolour painting, to great success.

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P785

Robert Malise Bowyer Nichols

by Malcolm Arbuthnot
platinotype mounted on photographer's card, circa 1915
NPG P785

x135839

Clara Evelyn

by Malcolm Arbuthnot
photogravure postcard print, 1900s
NPG x135839

x19027

Murray Davey

by Malcolm Arbuthnot
bromide print
NPG x19027

x19036

Guilhermina Suggia

by Malcolm Arbuthnot
bromide print
NPG x19036

x135836

Lily Elsie (Mrs Bullough)

by Malcolm Arbuthnot
vintage bromide print, late 1900s
NPG x135836

x27518

Henry Hinchliffe Ainley

by Malcolm Arbuthnot
postcard print, 1910s
NPG x27518

Ax160292

Lee White

by Malcolm Arbuthnot
bromide postcard print, 1910s
NPG Ax160292

Ax160367

Nellie Taylor

by Malcolm Arbuthnot
matte bromide postcard print, 1910s
NPG Ax160367

Ax160369

Beatrice Gladys Lillie (Lady Peel)

by Malcolm Arbuthnot
matte bromide postcard print, 1910s
NPG Ax160369

x138141

Unidentified man

by Malcolm Arbuthnot
vintage bromide print, 1910s
NPG x138141

x139949

Lee White

by Malcolm Arbuthnot
bromide postcard print, 1910s
NPG x139949

x198127

Phyllis Monkman

by Malcolm Arbuthnot
bromide postcard print, 1910s
NPG x198127

x128113

Lillah McCarthy as Viola in 'Twelth Night'

by Malcolm Arbuthnot
sepia platinum print, November 1912
NPG x128113

x128114

Lillah McCarthy in 'Twelfth Night'

by Malcolm Arbuthnot
sepia platinum print, November 1912
NPG x128114

x12826

William Strang

by Malcolm Arbuthnot
platinum print, circa 1914?
NPG x12826

x68857

Mary Anderson (Mrs de Navarro) as Galatea

by Malcolm Arbuthnot
vintage bromide print, 1916
NPG x68857

Ax160136

Alice Delysia

by Malcolm Arbuthnot
matte bromide postcard print, late 1910s
NPG Ax160136

Ax160124

Elsie Janis in 'Hullo, America'

by Malcolm Arbuthnot
matte bromide postcard print, 1918
NPG Ax160124

x39230

Harriet Cohen

by Malcolm Arbuthnot
vintage bromide print, early 1920s
NPG x39230

D695

William Nicholson

by Sir William Newzam Prior Nicholson, after Malcolm Arbuthnot
woodcut, (1912)
NPG D695

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