Search the Collection

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.

List Thumbnail

Ax46423

Agnes Strickland

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

x1552

James Audus

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

Ax7482

James Colquhoun Campbell

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

D5038

James Prince Lee

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

D5143

James Prince Lee

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

x12874

Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe

by Alfred Brothers
photogravure
NPG x12874

x21382

Nathaniel Montgomery

by Alfred Brothers
albumen carte-de-visite
NPG x21382