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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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Ax17896

Camillo Paolo Filippo Giulio Benso, Count of Cavour

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

Ax17179

(Emile Jean) Horace Vernet

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

Ax17182

Adolphe Yvon

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

Ax18254

Gioacchino Antonio Rossini

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

Ax39771

William Henry Gunning Bagshawe

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

Ax46372

Charles Plowden

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

Ax46371

Mrs Plowden

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

x12662

Richard Partridge

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

x74582

William I, King of Württemberg

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

x12686

Adelina Patti

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

x12663

Richard Partridge

by Mayer & Pierson
albumen print, 1860s
NPG x12663

x74586

Sophia, Queen of the Netherlands

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

x139651

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

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

Ax46790

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

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

Ax29959

William Bayne Ranken

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

x74639

Richard Wagner

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

x74638

Richard Wagner

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

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

Ax38435

Napoléon III, Emperor of France

by Mayer & Pierson
albumen carte-de-visite
NPG Ax38435

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