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Alfred Brothers (1826-1912)

Artist associated with 7 portraits
Born in Kent, Alfred Brothers' lifelong interest in photography and astronomy began in his youth. Following his marriage, he moved to Manchester to work insurance, but by 1856 he had given this up to establish a portrait studio in St Anne's Square. He photographed at the Manchester Art Treasures Exhibition of 1857, and experimented with magnesium as an illuminant in around 1864. His photographs of the solar eclipse on 22nd December 1870 helped astronomers advance their understanding of the sun's corona.

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Agnes Strickland

by Alfred Brothers
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax46423


James Audus

by Alfred Brothers
albumen carte-de-visite, 11 December 1861
NPG x1552


James Colquhoun Campbell

by Alfred Brothers
albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1860s
NPG Ax7482


James Prince Lee

by D.J. Pound, after a photograph by Alfred Brothers
stipple and line engraving, published 1859
NPG D5038


James Prince Lee

by D.J. Pound, after a photograph by Alfred Brothers
stipple and line engraving, published 1859
NPG D5143


Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe

by Alfred Brothers
NPG x12874


Nathaniel Montgomery

by Alfred Brothers
albumen carte-de-visite
NPG x21382

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