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Isabella Lucy Bird Bishop

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Isabella Lucy Bird Bishop, by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone, July 1899 - NPG x36474 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Isabella Lucy Bird Bishop

by Sir (John) Benjamin Stone
platinum print, July 1899
7 3/4 in. x 5 7/8 in. (198 mm x 150 mm) image size
Given by House of Commons Library, 1974
Photographs Collection
NPG x36474

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  • Sir (John) Benjamin Stone (1838-1914), Politician and photographer. Artist associated with 1436 portraits, Sitter in 28 portraits.

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In 1891 she visited the House of Commons (where she was later photographed by Benjamin Stone) to speak on 'the Armenian question'. A year later she was the first woman to be elected a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. After learning photography in 1893, her three-year journey to Japan, China and Korea was recorded in pictures as well as words.

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