Search the Collections

(William) Martin Conway, 1st Baron Conway of Allington (1856-1937), Mountaineer and art historian

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sitter in 12 portraits
Art historian and mountaineer; born 12 April at Rochester, Kent. Conway developed a dual fascination with art and Alpine climbing while studying at Cambridge and wrote influential books in both fields, including The Alps from End to End, 1895, and Early Flemish Artists, 1887. In 1892 he surveyed 2000 miles of the Himalayas and climbed Pioneer Peak, 6890m, an altitude record for the time. He was knighted in 1895, served as a Unionist MP, 1918 - 1931, and was a Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery, 1922 -1937. His important collection of photographs is now housed at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London.

List Thumbnail

Ax16178

(William) Martin Conway, 1st Baron Conway of Allington

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1893
NPG Ax16178

x6363

(William) Martin Conway, 1st Baron Conway of Allington

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
bromide print, 1920s
NPG x6363

x157948

(William) Martin Conway, 1st Baron Conway of Allington

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 29 September 1930
NPG x157948

x157949

(William) Martin Conway, 1st Baron Conway of Allington

by Bassano Ltd
half-plate glass negative, 29 September 1930
NPG x157949

D34001

(William) Martin Conway, 1st Baron Conway of Allington

by Cicely Mary Hey
pen and ink and charcoal, 1933 or before
NPG D34001