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John Brown (1826-1883), Gillie and personal servant of Queen Victoria

Sitter in 12 portraits
Scottish gillie; Queen Victoria's favourite servant. Brown's popularity with the Queen did not extend to the rest of her household and her family, who found his manners and his drinking habits offensive. Her affection reached its height when he defended her from an assassination attempt in 1872.

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John Brown; Queen Victoria

by W. & D. Downey
albumen print, 1868
NPG P22(4)


John Brown

by W. & D. Downey
albumen print, 1868
NPG P22(9)


John Brown

by (Cornelius) Jabez Hughes
albumen print
NPG P149


John Brown; Queen Victoria

by George Washington Wilson
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG x197188


John Brown

by Robert Milne
albumen print, early-mid 1880s
NPG x17053


John Brown

by Hills & Saunders
albumen cabinet card, early 1880s
NPG x4732


John Brown

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, early 1880s
NPG x87207


John Brown

by Hills & Saunders
half-plate glass negative, early 1880s
NPG x35278


John Brown

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax39034


John Brown

by Elliott & Fry
quarter-plate glass negative, 8 May 1952
NPG x100505

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