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David Livingstone

(1813-1873), Missionary and explorer, Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Sitter in 39 portraits
The most famous explorer of his age, renowned for his efforts to eradicate the slave trade through legitimate commerce and Christianity. He went to South Africa as a missionary in 1840, and made a series of journeys into the interior; discovering Lake Ngami, in 1849, and the Zambesi in the centre of the continent in 1851, and undertook the epic journey from Cape Town through west central Africa from 1852-56. He commanded expeditions to explore eastern and central Africa in 1858, and spent the last years of his life in search of the sources of the Nile. On an expedition to discover the source of the Nile he was rescued by the journalist H.M. Stanley, 1871. His courage and moral integrity earned him the admiration of many.

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David Livingstone, by Joseph Bonomi the Younger - NPG 386

David Livingstone

by Joseph Bonomi the Younger
black chalk, 1857
NPG 386

David Livingstone, by Frederick Havill - NPG 1040

David Livingstone

by Frederick Havill
oil on canvas, after 1873
On display on the Staircase at Bodelwyddan Castle
NPG 1040

David Livingstone, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x12462

David Livingstone

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1857
NPG x12462

David Livingstone, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x12463

David Livingstone

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1857
NPG x12463

David Livingstone, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x16183

David Livingstone

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen print, circa 1857
NPG x16183

David Livingstone, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x12432

David Livingstone

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x12432

David Livingstone, after London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x12464

David Livingstone

after London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen copy print on card mount, 1860s
NPG x12464

David Livingstone, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x45980

David Livingstone

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x45980

David Livingstone, by Maull & Co - NPG x76205

David Livingstone

by Maull & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x76205

David Livingstone, by Maull & Polyblank - NPG x7279

David Livingstone

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen print, arched top, 1860s
NPG x7279

David Livingstone, by Horatio Nelson King - NPG Ax17832

David Livingstone

by Horatio Nelson King
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax17832

'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, and  Horatio Nelson King, and  John & Charles Watkins, and  - NPG x139661

'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, and Horatio Nelson King, and John & Charles Watkins, and
albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1860s
NPG x139661

David Livingstone, by Unknown photographer - NPG x76181

David Livingstone

by Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1864
NPG x76181

David Livingstone, by John Urie - NPG Ax39823

David Livingstone

by John Urie
albumen carte-de-visite, 1864
NPG Ax39823

David Livingstone, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax7487

David Livingstone

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865
NPG Ax7487

David Livingstone, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x46628

David Livingstone

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865
NPG x46628

David Livingstone, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax46276

David Livingstone

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865
NPG Ax46276

David Livingstone, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax18284

David Livingstone

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865
NPG Ax18284

David Livingstone, published by Illustrated London News, after a photograph by  Antoine Claudet - NPG D6854

David Livingstone

published by Illustrated London News, after a photograph by Antoine Claudet
woodcut, published 27 December 1856
NPG D6854

David Livingstone, by Daniel John Pound, after a photograph by  John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG D6853

David Livingstone

by Daniel John Pound, after a photograph by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
line engraving, 1857
NPG D6853

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