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Nadar (1820-1910)

Nadar (Gaspard Félix Tournachon)

Artist associated with 52 portraits
Born in Paris in 1820, Nadar, was well known for the caricatures he produced, which appeared in Le Charivari, long before he took up photography. He opened his first photography studio in 1854 in Paris, and was praised for the manner by which he captured the true character of his sitters. He photographed many prominent Parisians, most of whom were his associates. Nadar soon became interested in different types of photography and spent increasingly more time away from his studio. As one of the first persons to use artificial light, he photographed the catacombs of Paris. Nadar left his studio to his son Paul before he died in 1910. The National Portrait Gallery holds more than 35 of his photographs.

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P227

John Gibson

by Nadar (Gaspard Félix Tournachon)
salt print, circa 1862
NPG P227

P499

Jeanette ('Jennie') Churchill (née Jerome), Lady Randolph Churchill

by Nadar (Gaspard Félix Tournachon)
albumen panel card, circa 1885
NPG P499

x4987

Possibly François Germain Leopold Tabar

by Nadar (Gaspard Félix Tournachon)
albumen carte-de-visite, 1850s-1860s
NPG x4987

Ax17890

Alphonse Marie Louise Prat de Lamartine

by Nadar (Gaspard Félix Tournachon)
albumen carte-de-visite, 1855-1860
NPG Ax17890

Ax17891

Jules Gabriel Janin

by Nadar (Gaspard Félix Tournachon)
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1855
NPG Ax17891

x19947

Alphonse Marie Louise Prat de Lamartine

by Nadar (Gaspard Félix Tournachon)
albumen carte-de-visite, 1855-1860
NPG x19947

x74519

(Augustin) Eugène Scribe

by Nadar (Gaspard Félix Tournachon)
albumen carte-de-visite, 1855-1860
NPG x74519

x4051

Gioacchino Antonio Rossini

by Nadar (Gaspard Félix Tournachon)
albumen carte-de-visite, (circa 1856)
NPG x4051

Ax7286

Gioacchino Antonio Rossini

by Nadar (Gaspard Félix Tournachon)
carbon print on card mount, circa 1856
NPG Ax7286

Ax17178

Eugène Delacroix

by Nadar (Gaspard Félix Tournachon)
albumen carte-de-visite, 1858
NPG Ax17178

Ax29657

John Winston Spencer Churchill, 7th Duke of Marlborough

by Nadar (Gaspard Félix Tournachon)
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax29657

Ax14944

Henry Wyndham Phillips

by Nadar (Gaspard Félix Tournachon)
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax14944

Ax17905

Émile Maximilien Paul Littré

by Nadar (Gaspard Félix Tournachon)
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1860
NPG Ax17905

x15588

Giacomo Meyerbeer (né Jakob Liebmann Meyer Beer)

by Nadar (Gaspard Félix Tournachon)
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1860
NPG x15588

x4050

Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi

by Nadar (Gaspard Félix Tournachon)
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x4050

x5775

Edmond François Valentin About

by Nadar (Gaspard Félix Tournachon)
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x5775

x38811

Madame Stolypine

by Nadar (Gaspard Félix Tournachon)
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x38811

Ax30393

Louis Adolphe Thiers

by Nadar (Gaspard Félix Tournachon)
albumen carte-de-visite, 1862 or before
NPG Ax30393

Ax17190

Gustave Doré

by Nadar (Gaspard Félix Tournachon)
albumen carte-de-visite, March 1862
NPG Ax17190

Ax28963

Gustave Doré

by Nadar (Gaspard Félix Tournachon)
albumen carte-de-visite, March 1862
NPG Ax28963

Place

France