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Marcus Adams

(1875-1959), Photographer

Sitter in 33 portraits
Artist associated with 153 portraits
Son of the photographer Walton Adams. Travelled around Britain making architectural photographs for the British Archaeological Society and for books by C.E.Keyser. Established a reputation as a leading child photographer. In 1919 he joined up with Bertram Park and his wife Yvonne Gregory to form the 'Three Photographers' maintaining his own style and studio but sharing use of printing, retouching and darkroom staff. In 1926, took first official photographs of the Duchess of York and Princess Elizabeth (future Queen Mother and Queen Elizabeth II) and continued up to 1956 in a sitting with Princess Anne. His son Gilbert Adams assisted in his early years but later established his own highly successful career as a photographer.

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Queen Elizabeth II, by Marcus Adams - NPG P140(18)

Queen Elizabeth II

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, June 1927
NPG P140(18)

Queen Elizabeth II, by Marcus Adams - NPG P140(19)

Queen Elizabeth II

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, 30 July 1929
NPG P140(19)

Bertram Park, by Marcus Adams - NPG P140(39)

Bertram Park

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, 1930s
NPG P140(39)

Princess Margaret; Queen Elizabeth II, by Marcus Adams - NPG P140(14)

Princess Margaret; Queen Elizabeth II

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, 1932
NPG P140(14)

Princess Margaret, by Marcus Adams - NPG P140(21)

Princess Margaret

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, 1934
NPG P140(21)

Queen Elizabeth II; Princess Margaret, by Marcus Adams - NPG P140(15)

Queen Elizabeth II; Princess Margaret

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, 1936
NPG P140(15)

Queen Elizabeth II, by Marcus Adams - NPG P140(20)

Queen Elizabeth II

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, February 1939
NPG P140(20)

Princess Margaret, by Marcus Adams - NPG P140(22)

Princess Margaret

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, circa 1939
NPG P140(22)

Queen Elizabeth II; Princess Margaret, by Marcus Adams - NPG P140(16)

Queen Elizabeth II; Princess Margaret

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, 1941
NPG P140(16)

Queen Elizabeth II; Princess Margaret, by Marcus Adams - NPG P140(17)

Queen Elizabeth II; Princess Margaret

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, 1941
NPG P140(17)

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Charles, by Marcus Adams - NPG P140(23)

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Charles

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, 26 October 1949
NPG P140(23)

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Charles, by Marcus Adams - NPG P1404

Queen Elizabeth II; Prince Charles

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, 26 October 1949
NPG P1404

Princess Anne; Queen Elizabeth II, by Marcus Adams - NPG P140(24)

Princess Anne; Queen Elizabeth II

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, 1951
NPG P140(24)

Queen Elizabeth II; Princess Anne, by Marcus Adams - NPG P1405

Queen Elizabeth II; Princess Anne

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, August 1951
NPG P1405

Princess Anne; Prince Charles, by Marcus Adams - NPG P140(25)

Princess Anne; Prince Charles

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, 1952
NPG P140(25)

Marcus Adams; Prince Charles, by Marcus Adams - NPG P140(27)

Marcus Adams; Prince Charles

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, 1953
NPG P140(27)

Princess Anne, by Marcus Adams - NPG P140(28)

Princess Anne

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, 1954
NPG P140(28)

Queen Elizabeth II; Princess Anne, by Marcus Adams - NPG P1406

Queen Elizabeth II; Princess Anne

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, late 1954
NPG P1406

Prince Charles, by Marcus Adams - NPG P140(26)

Prince Charles

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, 1956
NPG P140(26)

Examples of Marcus Adams's phase photography, by Marcus Adams - NPG x199847

Examples of Marcus Adams's phase photography

by Marcus Adams
gelatin silver prints on album page, circa 1905
NPG x199847

Lily Maud Adams (née Farr), by Marcus Adams - NPG x199820

Lily Maud Adams (née Farr)

by Marcus Adams
platinum print, early 1910s
NPG x199820

Gilbert Adams; Lily Maud Adams (née Farr), by Marcus Adams - NPG x199821

Gilbert Adams; Lily Maud Adams (née Farr)

by Marcus Adams
platinum print, early 1910s
NPG x199821

Gilbert Adams, by Marcus Adams - NPG x199844

Gilbert Adams

by Marcus Adams
gelatin silver print, 1912-1913
NPG x199844

Unknown children, by Marcus Adams - NPG x199435

Unknown children

by Marcus Adams
gelatin silver print, mid 1910s
NPG x199435

'The Boy Artist' (Gilbert Adams), by Marcus Adams - NPG x199845

'The Boy Artist' (Gilbert Adams)

by Marcus Adams
gelatin silver print, circa 1913
NPG x199845

Gilbert Adams, by Marcus Adams - NPG x199846

Gilbert Adams

by Marcus Adams
gelatin silver print, circa 1916
NPG x199846

Elizabeth Sinclair; Catherine Sinclair, by Marcus Adams - NPG x76089

Elizabeth Sinclair; Catherine Sinclair

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, early 1920s
NPG x76089

Unknown child, by Marcus Adams - NPG x76090

Unknown child

by Marcus Adams
chlorobromide print, early 1920s
NPG x76090

Two unknown girls, by Marcus Adams - NPG x76091

Two unknown girls

by Marcus Adams
chlorobromide print, early 1920s
NPG x76091

Unknown child, by Marcus Adams - NPG x76092

Unknown child

by Marcus Adams
chlorobromide print, early 1920s
NPG x76092

Rufus Isaacs, 1st Marquess of Reading, by Marcus Adams - NPG x199882

Rufus Isaacs, 1st Marquess of Reading

by Marcus Adams
gelatin silver print, early 1920s
NPG x199882

Yvonne Gregory; (Hilary) June Mardall (née Park, later Bosanquet), by Marcus Adams - NPG x5609

Yvonne Gregory; (Hilary) June Mardall (née Park, later Bosanquet)

by Marcus Adams
cream-toned bromide print on paper mount, 1921
NPG x5609

Joan Morley (née Buckmaster); Dame Gladys Cooper, by Marcus Adams - NPG x201314

Joan Morley (née Buckmaster); Dame Gladys Cooper

by Marcus Adams
gelatin silver print on cream card mount, 1924
NPG x201314

John Rodney Buckmaster; Dame Gladys Cooper, by Marcus Adams - NPG x201315

John Rodney Buckmaster; Dame Gladys Cooper

by Marcus Adams
gelatin silver print on cream card mount, 1924
NPG x201315

Virginia Penelope (née Parsons), Marchioness of Bath, by Marcus Adams - NPG x199852

Virginia Penelope (née Parsons), Marchioness of Bath

by Marcus Adams
gelatin silver print, circa 1925
NPG x199852

Queen Elizabeth II, by Marcus Adams - NPG x134351

Queen Elizabeth II

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, 1926
NPG x134351

'H.R.H. The Duchess of York with the little Princess Elizabeth' (Queen Elizabeth II; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother), by Marcus Adams, published by  Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG x193263

'H.R.H. The Duchess of York with the little Princess Elizabeth' (Queen Elizabeth II; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother)

by Marcus Adams, published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 1926 (2 December 1926)
NPG x193263

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, by Marcus Adams - NPG x199856

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

by Marcus Adams
gelatin silver print, 1926
NPG x199856

'H.R.H. The Duchess of York and Princess Elizabeth' (Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother; Queen Elizabeth II), by Marcus Adams, published by  Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG x193265

'H.R.H. The Duchess of York and Princess Elizabeth' (Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother; Queen Elizabeth II)

by Marcus Adams, published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 1927 (30 June 1927)
NPG x193265

'H.R.H. The Duchess of York and Princess Elizabeth' (Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother; Queen Elizabeth II), by Marcus Adams, published by  Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG x193266

'H.R.H. The Duchess of York and Princess Elizabeth' (Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother; Queen Elizabeth II)

by Marcus Adams, published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 1927 (30 June 1927)
NPG x193266

Joan Morley (née Buckmaster), by Marcus Adams - NPG x199861

Joan Morley (née Buckmaster)

by Marcus Adams
gelatin silver print, late 1920s
NPG x199861

'T.R.H. The Duchess of York and Princess Elizabeth' (Queen Elizabeth II; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother), by Marcus Adams, published by  Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG x193267

'T.R.H. The Duchess of York and Princess Elizabeth' (Queen Elizabeth II; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother)

by Marcus Adams, published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 1928 (5 July 1928)
NPG x193267

'H.R.H. The Duchess of York with Princess Elizabeth' (Queen Elizabeth II; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother), by Marcus Adams, published by  Raphael Tuck & Sons - NPG x193268

'H.R.H. The Duchess of York with Princess Elizabeth' (Queen Elizabeth II; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother)

by Marcus Adams, published by Raphael Tuck & Sons
bromide postcard print, 1928 (5 July 1928)
NPG x193268

Christopher Robin Milne, by Marcus Adams - NPG x36152

Christopher Robin Milne

by Marcus Adams
half-plate glass negative, 14 March 1928
NPG x36152

Christopher Robin Milne, by Marcus Adams - NPG x11867

Christopher Robin Milne

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, 14 March 1928
NPG x11867

Christopher Robin Milne, by Marcus Adams - NPG x36166

Christopher Robin Milne

by Marcus Adams
half-plate glass negative, 14 March 1928
NPG x36166

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