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Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-1870)

Artist of 24 portraits
Born in 1825 near Leicester in England, Bingham had a background in chemistry. He was particularly interested in photographic processes, and published a treatise on this subject in 1848. He later became the first writer to outline the possible use of collodion in photographs and the self-proclaimed 'Inventeur du procédé collodion'. Bingham first exhibited his photographs of landscapes and of copies of paintings in London at The Great Exhibition in 1851. In 1859 he established a photographic portrait studio in Paris, which thrived throughout the 1860s and continued under his name even after his death in Brussels in 1870. The National Portrait Gallery holds more than 20 of his photographs.

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Sir Richard Rivington Holmes

by Robert Jefferson Bingham
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
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Gustave Clarence Rodolphe Boulanger

by Robert Jefferson Bingham
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
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Sir James Young Simpson, 1st Bt

by Robert Jefferson Bingham
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
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Maximilian I, Emperor of Mexico

by Robert Jefferson Bingham
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x36228

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Lady Sarah Isabella Spencer

by Robert Jefferson Bingham
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
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Maximilian I, Emperor of Mexico

by Robert Jefferson Bingham
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x36227

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Archibald Campbell Tait

by Robert Jefferson Bingham
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1862
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Archibald Campbell Tait

by Robert Jefferson Bingham
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1862
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Sir William Bowman, 1st Bt

by Robert Jefferson Bingham
albumen carte-de-visite, 1862
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Sir George Grove

by Robert Jefferson Bingham
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
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Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

by Robert Jefferson Bingham
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
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King Edward VII

by Robert Jefferson Bingham
albumen carte-de-visite, 1864
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Hugh McCalmont Cairns, 1st Earl Cairns

by Robert Jefferson Bingham
albumen carte-de-visite, 1864
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Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

by Robert Jefferson Bingham
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, August 1865
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The children of Queen Victoria

by Robert Jefferson Bingham
albumen carte-de-visite, August 1865
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Princess Beatrice of Battenberg

by Robert Jefferson Bingham
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, August 1865
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Queen Victoria

by Robert Jefferson Bingham
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1865
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Queen Victoria

by Robert Jefferson Bingham
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1865
NPG x36264

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Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier

by Robert Jefferson Bingham
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1867
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Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

by Robert Jefferson Bingham
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
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