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Oliver François Xavier Sarony (1820-1879), Portrait photographer; brother of Napoleon Sarony

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Sitter in 4 portraits
Artist of 12 portraits
Born in Quebec, Sarony trained as a daguerreotypist in New York before travelling to England. He set up his lavishly decorated studio in Scarborough in 1857, where people from all around the country travelled to be photographed. As his business brought a large amount of money to the town, the square in which his studio stood was renamed 'Sarony Square'. Although less known than his brother, Napoleon Sarony, he was one of the most successful provincial photographers of his time.

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Oliver François Xavier Sarony

by Oliver François Xavier Sarony
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG x131010


Oliver François Xavier Sarony

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 9 June 1861
NPG Ax54278


Oliver François Xavier Sarony

by Unknown photographer
carbon print, 1870s
NPG x197895