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Alfred Ellis (active 1884-1899)

Artist associated with 180 portraits
Alfred Ellis was a photographer with a studio on Upper Baker Street, London, from 1884 until 1898. He was a member of the Photographic Society (later the Royal Photographic Society) from 1883, and was one of the original members of the Professional Photographers' Association, acting at various times as Secretary, President and General Secretary. Ellis specialised in theatrical photography; he sometimes arranged for actual scenes from plays to be photographed at his studio. He later photographed stage performances at theatres themselves. Ellis took a leading interest in the issue of photographers' copyright, fighting several actions in High Courts; he was also one of the founders of the Copyright Union.

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Sir Henry Irving

by Alfred Ellis
woodburytype large format print, 1890s
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Attalie Claire

by Alfred Ellis, published by Eglington & Co
carbon print, published 1 February 1891
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Effie Clements as Charlotte; E.W. Garden as William in 'La Cigale'

by Alfred Ellis, published by Eglington & Co
carbon print, published 1 March 1891
NPG Ax28818

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Katie Seymour

by Alfred Ellis, published by Eglington & Co
carbon print, published 1 May 1891
NPG Ax46554

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Messrs, Harry Monkhouse, Harry Parker and John Le Hay in 'Maid Marian'

by Alfred Ellis, published by Eglington & Co
carbon print, published 1 April 1891
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Attalie Claire

by Alfred Ellis, published by Eglington & Co
carbon print, published 1 February 1891
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Minnie Palmer

by Alfred Ellis
albumen cabinet card, circa 1892
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Arthur Wyndham Playfair

by Alfred Ellis
carbon print, published 1 November 1892
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Evelyn Millard

by Alfred Ellis
carbon print, published 1 October 1892
NPG Ax28280

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Edward Terry as Percy Egerton-Bompas; Fanny Brough as Mrs Egerton-Bompas in 'The Times'

by Alfred Ellis, published by Eglington & Co
carbon print, published 1 January 1892
NPG Ax28825

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Violet Armbruster

by Alfred Ellis, published by Eglington & Co
carbon print, published 1 February 1892
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(Walter) Weedon ('Wee-Gee') Grossmith

by Alfred Ellis, published by Eglington & Co
carbon print, published 1 February 1892
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Kate James

by Alfred Ellis, published by Eglington & Co
carbon print, published 1 April 1892
NPG Ax28830

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Arthur Bingham Walkley

by Alfred Ellis, published by Eglington & Co
carbon print, published 1 May 1892
NPG Ax28833

Ax28834

Mary Kingsley

by Alfred Ellis, published by Eglington & Co
carbon print, published 1 June 1892
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Aida Jenoure (Mrs Howard Cochran)

by Alfred Ellis, published by Eglington & Co
carbon print, published 1 July 1892
NPG Ax28836

Ax28837

'Group from "Lady Windermere's Fan"'

by Alfred Ellis, published by Eglington & Co
carbon print, published 1 July 1892
NPG Ax28837

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'Group from "La Statue du Commandeur"'

by Alfred Ellis, published by Eglington & Co
carbon print, published 1 August 1892
NPG Ax28838

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