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Benjamin Stone (1838-1914), Politician and photographer

Sir (John) Benjamin Stone

Sitter in 25 portraits
Artist associated with 1435 portraits
In 1895 Stone was returned unopposed as Member of Parliament for the East Birmingham constituency, giving him the unique opportunity of recoding the sights and personalities of the Palace of Westminster. Stone made it his business to photograph every MP, servants of the Houses of Parliament, and many of those who visited. The National Portrait Gallery owns two thousand of his photographs, a remarkable record of comings and goings at Westminster around 1900.

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2985

Benjamin Stone

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 20 February 1902
NPG 2985

x35200

Benjamin Stone

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print in card window mount, May 1897
NPG x35200

x35201

Benjamin Stone

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print in card window mount, July 1899
NPG x35201

x18887

Benjamin Stone

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print in card window mount, July 1899
NPG x18887

x129587

Benjamin Stone

by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
cabinet card, 1900s
NPG x129587

x87156

Benjamin Stone

by Sir William de Wiveleslie Abney
platinum print in card window mount, August 1901
NPG x87156

x35203

Benjamin Stone

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print in card window mount, 1902
NPG x35203

x35202

Benjamin Stone

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print in card window mount, 1902
NPG x35202

x44819

Aga Khan III (Mohammed Shah); Benjamin Stone

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print in card window mount, July 1902
NPG x44819

x74796

Benjamin Stone

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone, after Sir Leslie Ward
platinum print in card window mount, 1902 (published 20 February 1902)
NPG x74796

x135570

'Taking portrait of "Mark Twain"' (Sir (John) Benjamin Stone with three unidentified others)

by Sir John Alexander Cockburn
gelatin printing-out paper print, 9 July 1907
NPG x135570

x135010

'Luncheon Party, House of Commons'

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 24 March 1908
NPG x135010

x135011

'Luncheon Party at the House of Commons'

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 24 March 1908
NPG x135011

x135567

'Luncheon Party at the House of Commons'

probably by Roland Parker Stone, for Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 17 July 1908
NPG x135567

x135568

'Luncheon Party at the House of Commons'

probably by Roland Parker Stone, for Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 17 July 1908
NPG x135568

x135510

Group at the Houses of Parliament

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 29 June 1909
NPG x135510

x135574

'Luncheon Party at the House of Commons'

by Roland Parker Stone, for Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 29 June 1909
NPG x135574

x135579

'Russian Statesmen at the Houses of Parliament'

by Nicholas Alexeievitch Homiakoff, for Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 22 June 1909
NPG x135579