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Henry Van der Weyde (1838-1924), Painter and photographer

Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist associated with 53 portraits
A founder member of the Linked Ring Brotherhood of those 'who delight in photography soley for it' artistic possibilities', he was a painter turned professional portrait photographer. In 1892 he publicised his photo corrector (Rectograph) causing a stir in the world of photography. In 1877 Van der Weyde became the first photographer to install and take portraits by electric light allowing him to take a lot of portraits in a short period of time. The light was provided by a Crossley gas engine which drove a Siemens dynamo, which in turn fed an arc light in a five-foot reflector. Owing to lack of money the patent of this was never completed.

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P552

William Burges

after Henry Van der Weyde
watercolour over photograph, circa 1878-1881
NPG P552

P863

Lillie Langtry

by Henry Van der Weyde
albumen cabinet print, April 1885
NPG P863

P1700(22b)

Fridtjof Nansen

by Henry Van der Weyde
albumen print, 1896
NPG P1700(22b)

x45743

Emily Faithfull

by Henry Van der Weyde
albumen cabinet card, 1870s-1900s
NPG x45743

x127701

William Burges

after Henry Van der Weyde
watercolour over copy photograph, circa late 1870s
NPG x127701

x128420

Dorothy Dene (Ada Alice Pullen)

by Henry Van der Weyde
albumen cabinet card, 1880s
NPG x128420

x197266

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

by Henry Van der Weyde
albumen cabinet card, 1880s
NPG x197266

x197406

'Our Gardener, A Portrait Drawing by Henry Vander Weyde'

by William Axon Mansell & Co, after Henry Van der Weyde
albumen cabinet card, 1880s?
NPG x197406

x45211

Lillie Langtry

by Henry Van der Weyde
albumen cabinet card, 1881
NPG x45211

x138162

King Edward VII

by Rembrandt, after Henry Van der Weyde
photogravure, 1882
NPG x138162

x197241

Mary Anderson (Mrs de Navarro) as Juliet in 'Romeo & Juliet'

by Henry Van der Weyde
albumen cabinet card, 1884
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x197241

x193194

Mary Anderson (Mrs de Navarro) as Rosalind in 'As You Like It'

by Henry Van der Weyde
albumen cabinet card, 1885
NPG x193194

x197242

Mary Anderson (Mrs de Navarro) as Hermione in 'The Winter's Tale'

by Henry Van der Weyde
albumen cabinet card, 1887
NPG x197242

x12856

Queen Alexandra

by Henry Van der Weyde
albumen cabinet card, 1888
NPG x12856

x29181

Queen Alexandra

by Henry Van der Weyde
albumen cabinet card, 1888
NPG x29181

x25921

Eugen Sandow

by Henry Van der Weyde
carbon print, 1889
NPG x25921

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