John Hanning Speke

1 portrait

John Hanning Speke, by Southwell Brothers, 1863 - NPG P658 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

John Hanning Speke

by Southwell Brothers
sepia carbon print, 1863
23 in. x 18 1/8 in. (584 mm x 460 mm)
Purchased, 1996
Primary Collection
NPG P658


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  • Southwell Brothers (active 1862-1876), Photographers. Artist associated with 194 portraits.

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An engraving of this photograph was used as the frontispiece to Speke's Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile (1863). Speke is shown in his expedition clothes with sextant and shotgun. The studio backdrop shows an imaginary view of Lake Victoria.

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