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Disdéri

(1819-1889), Photographer

Artist associated with 219 portraits
Born in France in 1819, Disderi was responsible for the introduction and popularisation of the carte-de-visite sized photograph in France. Cartes-de-visite were smaller, cheaper portrait photographs which were, therefore, more readily available for public consumption. The images were often mounted on card and exchanged with friends as 'calling cards'. In 1854, Disderi opened the biggest and grandest portrait studio in Paris. He was tremendously successful throughout the 1850s and 1860s. Indeed, it was rumoured that Napoleon III had halted his troops in front of the studio as they departed for war in 1859 so that he might have his likeness captured. Disderi died in 1889.

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Trevor Chichele Plowden, by Disdéri - NPG x26176

Trevor Chichele Plowden

by Disdéri
albumen carte-de-visite, 1850s
NPG x26176

Louis Lucien Bonaparte, by Disdéri - NPG x137146

Louis Lucien Bonaparte

by Disdéri
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1850s
NPG x137146

François Pierre Guillaume Guizot, by Disdéri - NPG Ax46255

François Pierre Guillaume Guizot

by Disdéri
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1850s
NPG Ax46255

Giulia Grisi, by Disdéri - NPG x19956

Giulia Grisi

by Disdéri
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1850s-early 1860s
NPG x19956

Eugénie, Empress of France ('Eugénie de Montijo'), by Disdéri - NPG Ax196524

Eugénie, Empress of France ('Eugénie de Montijo')

by Disdéri
albumen print, circa 1858
NPG Ax196524

Eugénie, Empress of France ('Eugénie de Montijo'), by Disdéri - NPG Ax46761

Eugénie, Empress of France ('Eugénie de Montijo')

by Disdéri
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1858
NPG Ax46761

Napoléon III, Emperor of France, by Disdéri - NPG x17109

Napoléon III, Emperor of France

by Disdéri
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1859
NPG x17109

Napoléon III, Emperor of France, by Disdéri - NPG x17110

Napoléon III, Emperor of France

by Disdéri
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1859
NPG x17110

Eugénie, Empress of France ('Eugénie de Montijo'), by Disdéri - NPG Ax196522

Eugénie, Empress of France ('Eugénie de Montijo')

by Disdéri
albumen print, circa 1859
NPG Ax196522

Sidney Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Lea, by Disdéri - NPG Ax16404

Sidney Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Lea

by Disdéri
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax16404

George Vane-Tempest, 5th Marquess of Londonderry, by Disdéri - NPG Ax16439

George Vane-Tempest, 5th Marquess of Londonderry

by Disdéri
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax16439

Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope, by Disdéri - NPG Ax30358

Philip Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope

by Disdéri
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1860
NPG Ax30358

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