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William Edward Kilburn

(1818-1891), Photographer

Artist associated with 70 portraits
William Kilburn opened his portrait studio on London's Regent Street in 1846. He was commissioned to make daguerreotype portraits of the Royal Family between 1846 and 1852, and was awarded a prize medal for his photographs at the 1851 Great Exhibition.

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Frederick William Robertson, by William Edward Kilburn - NPG P1

Frederick William Robertson

by William Edward Kilburn
hand-coloured, sixth-plate daguerreotype, late 1840s
NPG P1

Jenny Lind; Marietta Alboni, Countess Pepoli (née Maria Anna Marzia), by William Edward Kilburn - NPG P956

Jenny Lind; Marietta Alboni, Countess Pepoli (née Maria Anna Marzia)

by William Edward Kilburn
hand-coloured, quarter-plate daguerreotype, 1848
NPG P956

Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, by William Edward Kilburn - NPG P1027

Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker

by William Edward Kilburn
daguerreotype, arched top, circa 1852
NPG P1027

Frederick William Robertson, by William Henry Mason, after  William Edward Kilburn - NPG Ax18311

Frederick William Robertson

by William Henry Mason, after William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1840s
NPG Ax18311

Jenny Lind, probably after William Edward Kilburn - NPG x20048

Jenny Lind

probably after William Edward Kilburn
albumen print on card mount, 1860s (1848)
NPG x20048

Marion Grant (née Rowe), by William Edward Kilburn - NPG x26182

Marion Grant (née Rowe)

by William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, 1850s
NPG x26182

Sir Charles James Napier, printed by Henry Lenthall, after  William Edward Kilburn - NPG Ax17787

Sir Charles James Napier

printed by Henry Lenthall, after William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, 1864-1877 (1853 or before)
NPG Ax17787

Sir James Outram, 1st Bt, by William Edward Kilburn - NPG Ax18263

Sir James Outram, 1st Bt

by William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1850s-mid 1860s
NPG Ax18263

Florence Nightingale, by William Edward Kilburn - NPG Ax27595

Florence Nightingale

by William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, (circa 1856)
NPG Ax27595

Florence Nightingale, by William Edward Kilburn - NPG x16135

Florence Nightingale

by William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, (circa 1856)
NPG x16135

Florence Nightingale, by William Edward Kilburn, published by  Ashford Brothers & Co - NPG x16138

Florence Nightingale

by William Edward Kilburn, published by Ashford Brothers & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, (circa 1856)
NPG x16138

Florence Nightingale, by William Edward Kilburn - NPG Ax28403

Florence Nightingale

by William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, (circa 1856)
NPG Ax28403

Florence Nightingale, printed by Henry Lenthall, after  William Edward Kilburn - NPG x16136

Florence Nightingale

printed by Henry Lenthall, after William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, 1864-1877 (circa 1856)
On display in the Room 25 wallcase at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x16136

Florence Nightingale, by William Edward Kilburn - NPG x46634

Florence Nightingale

by William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, (circa 1856)
NPG x46634

Florence Nightingale, by William Edward Kilburn, published by  London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x16137

Florence Nightingale

by William Edward Kilburn, published by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, (circa 1856)
NPG x16137

Samuel Wilberforce, by William Edward Kilburn - NPG Ax30403

Samuel Wilberforce

by William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1850s-early 1860s
NPG Ax30403

Samuel Wilberforce, by William Edward Kilburn - NPG x27390

Samuel Wilberforce

by William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1850s-early 1860s
NPG x27390

Brownlow Cecil, 2nd Marquess of Exeter, by William Edward Kilburn - NPG Ax16264

Brownlow Cecil, 2nd Marquess of Exeter

by William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax16264

Spencer Horatio Walpole, by William Edward Kilburn - NPG Ax30399

Spencer Horatio Walpole

by William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, early-mid 1860s
NPG Ax30399

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, printed by Henry Lenthall, after  William Edward Kilburn - NPG Ax17734

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

printed by Henry Lenthall, after William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, 1864-1877 (early 1860s)
NPG Ax17734

(John) Frederick Denison Maurice, by William Edward Kilburn, published by  Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason) - NPG x13962

(John) Frederick Denison Maurice

by William Edward Kilburn, published by Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason)
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x13962

(John) Frederick Denison Maurice, by Samuel E. Poulton, after  William Edward Kilburn - NPG x13963

(John) Frederick Denison Maurice

by Samuel E. Poulton, after William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x13963

Sir Herbert Benjamin Edwardes, by William Edward Kilburn - NPG x45342

Sir Herbert Benjamin Edwardes

by William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x45342

George Frederick Samuel Robinson, 1st Marquess of Ripon and 3rd Earl de Grey, by William Edward Kilburn, for and published by  Samuel E. Poulton - NPG x22036

George Frederick Samuel Robinson, 1st Marquess of Ripon and 3rd Earl de Grey

by William Edward Kilburn, for and published by Samuel E. Poulton
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x22036

George Frederick Samuel Robinson, 1st Marquess of Ripon and 3rd Earl de Grey, by William Edward Kilburn, for and published by  Samuel E. Poulton - NPG x25267

George Frederick Samuel Robinson, 1st Marquess of Ripon and 3rd Earl de Grey

by William Edward Kilburn, for and published by Samuel E. Poulton
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x25267

George Frederick Samuel Robinson, 1st Marquess of Ripon and 3rd Earl de Grey, by William Edward Kilburn, for and published by  Samuel E. Poulton - NPG Ax9710

George Frederick Samuel Robinson, 1st Marquess of Ripon and 3rd Earl de Grey

by William Edward Kilburn, for and published by Samuel E. Poulton
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax9710

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, printed by Henry Lenthall, after  William Edward Kilburn - NPG Ax46252

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

printed by Henry Lenthall, after William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, 1864-1877 (early 1860s)
NPG Ax46252

Miss Skipworth, by William Edward Kilburn - NPG Ax47029

Miss Skipworth

by William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax47029

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by Henry Lenthall, after  William Edward Kilburn - NPG Ax8566

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by Henry Lenthall, after William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, (early 1860s)
NPG Ax8566

Sir George Bowyer, 7th Bt, by William Edward Kilburn - NPG Ax8650

Sir George Bowyer, 7th Bt

by William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax8650

Sir John Taylor Coleridge, by William Edward Kilburn, published by  Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason) - NPG x6311

Sir John Taylor Coleridge

by William Edward Kilburn, published by Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason)
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x6311

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by Henry Lenthall, after  William Edward Kilburn - NPG x650

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by Henry Lenthall, after William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1860s (early 1860s)
NPG x650

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, after  William Edward Kilburn - NPG x651

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, after William Edward Kilburn
albumen cabinet card, circa 1881 (early 1860s)
NPG x651

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by William Edward Kilburn - NPG x652

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG x652

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by William Edward Kilburn - NPG x653

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG x653

(John) Frederick Denison Maurice, by William Edward Kilburn, published by  Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason) - NPG Ax7495

(John) Frederick Denison Maurice

by William Edward Kilburn, published by Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason)
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax7495

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, by William Edward Kilburn - NPG Ax33505

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield

by William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax33505

Edward Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, by William Edward Kilburn, published by  Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason) - NPG x12894

Edward Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby

by William Edward Kilburn, published by Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason)
albumen carte-de-visite, published March 1861
NPG x12894

Edward Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, printed by Henry Lenthall, after  William Edward Kilburn - NPG x12896

Edward Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby

printed by Henry Lenthall, after William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, 1864-1877 (published March 1861)
NPG x12896

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