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John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901), Photographer

Artist associated with 480 portraits
Born in 1813, John Jabez Edwin Mayall, né Jabez Meal, opened a daguerreotype studio in Philadelphia in the early 1840s. He soon moved to Britain where he helped to establish the American Daguerreotype Association in London. In 1851 he set up his own studio in London, photographing Queen Victoria and members of the royal family throughout the 1860s. Mayall became famous with his cartes-de-visite of the Queen and H.R.H. the Prince Consort, which sold tens of thousands of copies. Mayall left London for Brighton in the mid-1860s where he continued his photography and became involved in local politics. He died in London in 1901. The National Portrait Gallery holds more than 160 of his photographs.

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P660

Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1st Bt

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
daguerreotype, circa 1848
NPG P660

970

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by M. Arnault, after a photograph by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
chalk, (1864)
NPG 970

P326

Sir John Fowler, 1st Bt

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
oil over albumen print, circa 1865
NPG P326

x22560

James Glaisher

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
photogravure
NPG x22560

x20022

Charles James Lever

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall, published by A. Marion, Son & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 1850s
NPG x20022

Ax5073

Frederick William Hervey, 2nd Marquess of Bristol

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1850s
NPG Ax5073

Ax14809

Charles Robert Leslie

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, mid-late 1850s
NPG Ax14809

x5617

Charles John Canning, Earl Canning

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1855
NPG x5617

Ax5083

Charles John Canning, Earl Canning

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1855
NPG Ax5083

x12462

David Livingstone

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1857
NPG x12462

x12463

David Livingstone

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1857
NPG x12463

x11967

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1857
NPG x11967

x12602

Charles John Kean

after John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa late 1850s
NPG x12602

x17067

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

after John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, (1857)
NPG x17067

x17068

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

after John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, (1857)
NPG x17068

x11965

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1857
NPG x11965

x16183

David Livingstone

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen print, circa 1857
NPG x16183

x27396

Samuel Wilberforce

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1858
NPG x27396

Ax39787

King Edward VII when Prince of Wales

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1859
NPG Ax39787

Ax47004

King Edward VII when Prince of Wales

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1859
NPG Ax47004