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Alfred Waterhouse (1830-1905), Architect

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sitter in 3 portraits
Waterhouse started his own practice in Manchester in 1853, his first major work, Manchester Town Hall, opening in 1877. He went on to design many significant public buildings, including the Natural History Museum in South Kensington, completed in 1880. An active figure in both the Royal Academy and the Royal Institute of British Architects, he was for many years regarded as the pre-eminent figure in his profession.

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Alfred Waterhouse

by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
oil on canvas, 1891
On display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6213


Alfred Waterhouse

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 22 May 1862
NPG Ax58080


Alfred Waterhouse

by Ralph Winwood Robinson, published by C. Whittingham & Co
platinum print, 1889
NPG x7396