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Sir David Brewster (1781-1868), Natural philosopher and academic administrator

Sitter in 18 portraits
Scientist; studied the polarisation of light; inventor of the Kaleidoscope, 1816.

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Free Church Committee

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(104)


Sir David Brewster

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843
NPG P6(10)


Sir David Brewster

by Sir John Watson-Gordon
oil on canvas, 1864
On display in the Library at Bodelwyddan Castle
NPG 691


Sir David Brewster

by Maull & Co, after Maull & Polyblank
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s (mid-late 1850s)
NPG Ax18208


Sir David Brewster

by Maull & Co, after Maull & Polyblank
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s (mid-late 1850s)
NPG Ax5070


Sir David Brewster

by Henry Joseph Whitlock
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG Ax39930


Sir David Brewster

by Southwell Brothers
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x19949


Sir David Brewster

by John Moffat
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x4290


Sir David Brewster

by John Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x4291


Sir David Brewster

by Thomas Rodger
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x4293


Sir David Brewster

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1861
NPG x4292


Sir David Brewster

by James Valentine
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG x46992



published by Hughes & Edmonds
albumen print, published 1876
NPG Ax132901


Sir David Brewster

published by James Fraser, after Daniel Maclise
lithograph, 1830s
NPG D1096


Umbrae Quaedam

by William Brassey Hole
etching, published 1884
NPG D40232


Sir David Brewster

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen print, arched top, mid-late 1850s
NPG Ax7301


'Upwards of five hundred photographic portraits of the most celebrated personages of the age'

by Ashford Brothers & Co, after Disdéri, and Camille Silvy, and Duroni & Murer, and Émile Desmaisons, and John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and (George) Herbert Watkins, and William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1860s
NPG x139661


Sir David Brewster

by Unknown photographer
albumen print
NPG Ax38664

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