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Photographs by Cavendish Morton, 1900s-1920s

The artist and photographer Cavendish Morton enjoyed several careers. Born in New York in 1874 to British parents, he followed his father's wishes, starting his career as an electrical engineer before he turned to work in an architect's office. He made his first appearance on stage at the age of 16. His illustrations appeared in American magazines before he came to London to act and work with the companies of, successively, Charles Wyndham, Herbert Beerbohm Tree and Johnson Forbes Robertson. His first photographs were of an actor appearing in Lillie Langtry's production of The Degenerates. In the early 1900s his work appeared at the Photographic Salon and art photography publications. He experimented with autochromes and gum prints but principally worked with platinotype prints and included amongst his subjects Lady Ottoline Morrell and Sir Harry Lauder. The National Portrait Gallery was given this extensive archive of his work in 1991 by his son, the watercolour artist, who also bears his father's name.

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Sir Harry Lauder, by Cavendish Morton - NPG P494

Sir Harry Lauder

by Cavendish Morton
platinum print, 1904
NPG P494

Sir Harry Lauder, by Cavendish Morton - NPG P495

Sir Harry Lauder

by Cavendish Morton
platinum print, 1904
NPG P495

Sir Harry Lauder, by Cavendish Morton - NPG P496

Sir Harry Lauder

by Cavendish Morton
platinum print, 1904
NPG P496

Lady Ottoline Morrell, by Cavendish Morton - NPG P479

Lady Ottoline Morrell

by Cavendish Morton
platinum print, circa 1904
NPG P479

Lady Ottoline Morrell, by Cavendish Morton - NPG P477

Lady Ottoline Morrell

by Cavendish Morton
platinum print, 1905
NPG P477

Cavendish Morton as Pierrot, by Cavendish Morton - NPG x128824

Cavendish Morton as Pierrot

by Cavendish Morton
platinum print, 1900s
NPG x128824

Cavendish Morton as King Lear, by Cavendish Morton - NPG x128825

Cavendish Morton as King Lear

by Cavendish Morton
platinum print, 1900s
NPG x128825

Gloria Warren, by Cavendish Morton - NPG x128841

Gloria Warren

by Cavendish Morton
platinum print, 1900s
NPG x128841

Unknown man, by Cavendish Morton - NPG x128847

Unknown man

by Cavendish Morton
platinum print, 1900s
NPG x128847

Cavendish Morton, by Cavendish Morton - NPG x45646

Cavendish Morton

by Cavendish Morton
platinum print, 1900s
NPG x45646

Unknown boy, by Cavendish Morton - NPG x128860

Unknown boy

by Cavendish Morton
platinum print, circa 1902
NPG x128860

Unknown girl, by Cavendish Morton - NPG x128861

Unknown girl

by Cavendish Morton
vintage print, circa 1902
NPG x128861

Native American, by Cavendish Morton - NPG x128849

Native American

by Cavendish Morton
platinum print, 1903
NPG x128849

Native American Chief, by Cavendish Morton - NPG x128850

Native American Chief

by Cavendish Morton
platinum print, 1903
NPG x128850

Native American Chief, by Cavendish Morton - NPG x128851

Native American Chief

by Cavendish Morton
platinum print, 1903
NPG x128851

Native American, by Cavendish Morton - NPG x128852

Native American

by Cavendish Morton
platinum print, 1903
NPG x128852

Native American, by Cavendish Morton - NPG x128853

Native American

by Cavendish Morton
platinum print, 1903
NPG x128853

Native American, by Cavendish Morton - NPG x128854

Native American

by Cavendish Morton
platinum print, 1903
NPG x128854

Lizzie Avery in 'In Dahomey', by Cavendish Morton - NPG x46659

Lizzie Avery in 'In Dahomey'

by Cavendish Morton
platinotype print, 1903
NPG x46659

Jessie Ellis in 'In Dahomey', by Cavendish Morton - NPG x46660

Jessie Ellis in 'In Dahomey'

by Cavendish Morton
platinotype print, 1903
NPG x46660

Jessie Ellis in 'In Dahomey', by Cavendish Morton - NPG x46661

Jessie Ellis in 'In Dahomey'

by Cavendish Morton
platinotype print, 1903
NPG x46661

Mattie Edwards in 'In Dahomey', by Cavendish Morton - NPG x46662

Mattie Edwards in 'In Dahomey'

by Cavendish Morton
platinotype print, 1903
NPG x46662

Mattie Edwards in 'In Dahomey', by Cavendish Morton - NPG x46663

Mattie Edwards in 'In Dahomey'

by Cavendish Morton
platinotype print, 1903
NPG x46663

Aida Overton Walker in 'In Dahomey', by Cavendish Morton - NPG x46666

Aida Overton Walker in 'In Dahomey'

by Cavendish Morton
sepia glossy print on printing-out paper, 1903
NPG x46666

Jessie Ellis in 'In Dahomey', by Cavendish Morton - NPG x126390

Jessie Ellis in 'In Dahomey'

by Cavendish Morton
platinotype print, 1903
NPG x126390

Bert Williams, by Cavendish Morton - NPG x126389

Bert Williams

by Cavendish Morton
platinotype print, 1903
NPG x126389

George W. Walker in 'In Dahomey', by Cavendish Morton - NPG x126391

George W. Walker in 'In Dahomey'

by Cavendish Morton
platinotype print, 1903
NPG x126391

George W. Walker in 'In Dahomey', by Cavendish Morton - NPG x126392

George W. Walker in 'In Dahomey'

by Cavendish Morton
platinotype print, 1903
NPG x126392

George W. Walker in 'In Dahomey', by Cavendish Morton - NPG x126393

George W. Walker in 'In Dahomey'

by Cavendish Morton
platinotype print, 1903
NPG x126393

George W. Walker in 'In Dahomey', by Cavendish Morton - NPG x126394

George W. Walker in 'In Dahomey'

by Cavendish Morton
platinotype print, 1903
NPG x126394

Sir Harry Lauder, by Cavendish Morton - NPG x46640

Sir Harry Lauder

by Cavendish Morton
sepia glossy print on printing-out paper, 1904
NPG x46640

Cavendish Morton, by Cavendish Morton - NPG x128848

Cavendish Morton

by Cavendish Morton
platinum print, 1905
NPG x128848

'A Portrait Study', by Cavendish Morton - NPG x128805

'A Portrait Study'

by Cavendish Morton
platinum print, 1906
NPG x128805

Clive Blatspiel Stamp, by Cavendish Morton - NPG x46648

Clive Blatspiel Stamp

by Cavendish Morton
platinum print on photographer's paper mount, 1907
NPG x46648

'Girl of Granada', by Cavendish Morton - NPG x128806

'Girl of Granada'

by Cavendish Morton
platinum print, 1907
NPG x128806

Audrey Joyce Lucia Stamp; Alice Maud Stamp (née Hunt), by Cavendish Morton - NPG x128823

Audrey Joyce Lucia Stamp; Alice Maud Stamp (née Hunt)

by Cavendish Morton
platinum print on photographer's paper mount, circa 1907
NPG x128823

Lady Ottoline Morrell, by Cavendish Morton - NPG x135380

Lady Ottoline Morrell

by Cavendish Morton
platinum print, circa 1907
NPG x135380

Henry Renouf as Jim Poulett in 'The Edge of the Storm', by Cavendish Morton - NPG x135422

Henry Renouf as Jim Poulett in 'The Edge of the Storm'

by Cavendish Morton
matte bromide postcard print, late 1900s
NPG x135422

Lady Ottoline Morrell, by Cavendish Morton - NPG x144151

Lady Ottoline Morrell

by Cavendish Morton
platinum print, circa 1907
NPG x144151

Gloria Warren, by Cavendish Morton - NPG x128826

Gloria Warren

by Cavendish Morton
platinum print, circa 1908
NPG x128826