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Ernest Walter Histed (1862-1947)

Artist associated with 30 portraits
Although Ernest Walter Histed was born in Brighton, he made his reputation as a photographer in Chicago and later in Pittsburgh. He returned to England to set up a studio first in New Bond Street and then in Baker Street. In 1898 he made portraits of H. Rider Haggard, Clara Butt and the Empress of Germany, the last by command of Queen Victoria at Windsor castle. He also photographed Royal Academicians, leading actors for The Candid Friend and Pope Pius X. The firm continued as Histed and Company when he returned to New York to operate a studio on Fifth Avenue. He moved to Palm beach, Florida and continued to work until 1934. The largest collection of his work is held by the Museum of the City of New York.

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Lily Hanbury

by Art Photogravure Co Ltd, after Ernest Walter Histed
photogravure, 1898
NPG x17339

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Sir Henry Irving

by Ernest Walter Histed
postcard print, 1899
NPG Ax45814

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Herbert Waring

by Ernest Walter Histed
photogravure
NPG x27269

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Sir Henry Irving

by Art Photogravure Co Ltd, after Ernest Walter Histed
photogravure, (1899)
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Sir Henry Irving

by Ernest Walter Histed
platinum print, 1899
NPG x12131

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Sir Henry Irving

by Ernest Walter Histed, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, published after 1901 (1899)
NPG Ax137406

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William Hooker Gillette

by Art Photogravure Co Ltd, after Ernest Walter Histed
photogravure, 1900s
NPG x16380

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Carmen Hill

by Ernest Walter Histed
bromide postcard print, 1900s
NPG x18469

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Fred Terry

by Direct Photo Engraving Co, after Ernest Walter Histed
photogravure, 1900s
NPG x26844

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Violet Vanbrugh (Violet Augusta Mary Barnes)

by Art Photogravure Co Ltd, after Ernest Walter Histed
photogravure, early 1900s
NPG x27119

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Herbert Gastineau Earle

by Ernest Walter Histed
platinum print, 1900s
NPG x47000

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William Hooker Gillette

by Ernest Walter Histed
platinum print, 1900s
NPG x87231

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Maxine Elliott (Jessie Dermott)

by Direct Photo Engraving Co, after Ernest Walter Histed
photogravure, 1901-1902
NPG x16487

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Arthur Bourchier

by Art Photogravure Co Ltd, after Ernest Walter Histed
photogravure, 1901-1902
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x6414

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John Duncan Gregory

by Ernest Walter Histed
platinum print, 1908
NPG x15152

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Algernon Henry Blackwood; Sir Edward Elgar, Bt

by Ernest Walter Histed
platinum print, circa 1915
NPG x19029

x88927

Glyn Philpot

by Ernest Walter Histed
platinum print on photographer's card mount, 1916
NPG x88927

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Glyn Philpot

by Ernest Walter Histed
platinum print on photographer's card mount, 1916
NPG x88928

x12467

William John Locke

by Ernest Walter Histed
platinum print, circa 1917
NPG x12467

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Fred Terry

by Ernest Walter Histed
photogravure
NPG x26843