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Mayer & Pierson

(active 1850s-1860s)

Artist associated with 30 portraits
Pierre Pierson (born in Hinckange en Moselle in 1822), and Léopold Ernest (born in 1817) and Louis Frédéric Mayer (born in 1822) joined forces in Paris in 1855. Previously, the Mayer brothers had produced coloured photographs for which they received numerous awards. The trio exhibited numerous portraits and cartes-de visite at the Great Exhibition in London in 1851 and again in 1862. Léopold Ernest Mayer died in c. 1865, and both Louis Frédéric Mayer and Pierson died in 1913. The National Portrait Gallery holds more than 20 of their photographs.

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Camillo Paolo Filippo Giulio Benso, Count of Cavour, after Unknown artist, after  Mayer & Pierson - NPG Ax17896

Camillo Paolo Filippo Giulio Benso, Count of Cavour

after Unknown artist, after Mayer & Pierson
albumen carte-de-visite, (circa 1855)
NPG Ax17896

(Emile Jean) Horace Vernet, by Mayer & Pierson - NPG Ax17179

(Emile Jean) Horace Vernet

by Mayer & Pierson
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax17179

Adolphe Yvon, by Mayer & Pierson - NPG Ax17182

Adolphe Yvon

by Mayer & Pierson
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax17182

Gioacchino Antonio Rossini, by Mayer & Pierson - NPG Ax18254

Gioacchino Antonio Rossini

by Mayer & Pierson
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax18254

William Henry Gunning Bagshawe, by Mayer & Pierson - NPG Ax39771

William Henry Gunning Bagshawe

by Mayer & Pierson
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax39771

Charles Plowden, by Mayer & Pierson - NPG Ax46372

Charles Plowden

by Mayer & Pierson
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax46372

Mrs Plowden, by Mayer & Pierson - NPG Ax46371

Mrs Plowden

by Mayer & Pierson
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax46371

Richard Partridge, by Mayer & Pierson - NPG x12662

Richard Partridge

by Mayer & Pierson
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x12662

William I, King of Württemberg, by Mayer & Pierson - NPG x74582

William I, King of Württemberg

by Mayer & Pierson
albumen carte-de-visite, early-mid 1860s
NPG x74582

Adelina Patti, after Mayer & Pierson - NPG x12686

Adelina Patti

after Mayer & Pierson
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x12686

Richard Partridge, by Mayer & Pierson - NPG x12663

Richard Partridge

by Mayer & Pierson
albumen print, 1860s
NPG x12663

Sophia, Queen of the Netherlands, by Mayer & Pierson - NPG x74586

Sophia, Queen of the Netherlands

by Mayer & Pierson
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x74586

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, by Mayer & Pierson - NPG x139651

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by Mayer & Pierson
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG x139651

Napoléon III, Emperor of France, by Mayer & Pierson - NPG Ax196523

Napoléon III, Emperor of France

by Mayer & Pierson
albumen print, 1860s
NPG Ax196523

Eugénie, Empress of France ('Eugénie de Montijo'), by Mayer & Pierson - NPG Ax46790

Eugénie, Empress of France ('Eugénie de Montijo')

by Mayer & Pierson
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1860
NPG Ax46790

William Bayne Ranken, by Mayer & Pierson - NPG Ax29959

William Bayne Ranken

by Mayer & Pierson
albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1860s
NPG Ax29959

Richard Wagner, by Mayer & Pierson - NPG x74639

Richard Wagner

by Mayer & Pierson
albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1860s
NPG x74639

Richard Wagner, by Mayer & Pierson - NPG x74638

Richard Wagner

by Mayer & Pierson
albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1860s
NPG x74638

Henry Richard Charles Wellesley, 1st Earl Cowley, by Mayer & Pierson, printed by  Auguste Bry, published by  Ernest Bourdin, after  Auguste Charles Lemoine - NPG D9233

Henry Richard Charles Wellesley, 1st Earl Cowley

by Mayer & Pierson, printed by Auguste Bry, published by Ernest Bourdin, after Auguste Charles Lemoine
photogravure after a lithograph, (1856)
NPG D9233

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