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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

Henry Hart Milman, by William Edward Kilburn, published by  Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason) - NPG x21350

Henry Hart Milman

by William Edward Kilburn, published by Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason)
albumen carte-de-visite, published June 1861
NPG x21350

Elinor Rendel (née Strachey), by William Edward Kilburn - NPG x13864

Elinor Rendel (née Strachey)

by William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, May 1861
NPG x13864

Elinor Rendel (née Strachey), by William Edward Kilburn - NPG x13865

Elinor Rendel (née Strachey)

by William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, May 1861
NPG x13865

Elinor Rendel (née Strachey), by William Edward Kilburn - NPG x13866

Elinor Rendel (née Strachey)

by William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, September 1862
NPG x13866

Richard John Strachey, by William Edward Kilburn - NPG x13894

Richard John Strachey

by William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, September 1862
NPG x13894

Adam Sedgwick, by William Edward Kilburn - NPG x45090

Adam Sedgwick

by William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1862
NPG x45090

John ('Jack') Strachey, by William Edward Kilburn - NPG x38550

John ('Jack') Strachey

by William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1862
NPG x38550

Andrew John Wedderburn Colvile, by William Edward Kilburn - NPG x26172

Andrew John Wedderburn Colvile

by William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1862
NPG x26172

John Cumming, by William Edward Kilburn, published by  Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason) - NPG x132396

John Cumming

by William Edward Kilburn, published by Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason)
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1862
NPG x132396

'Upwards of five hundred photographic portraits of the most celebrated personages of the age', by Frederick Holland Mares, after  Disdéri, and  Camille Silvy, and  Duroni & Murer, and  Émile Desmaisons, and  John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and  Herbert Watkins, and  William Edward Kilburn, and  Horatio Nelson King, and  John & Charles Watkins, and  James  - NPG x139661

'Upwards of five hundred photographic portraits of the most celebrated personages of the age'

by Frederick Holland Mares, after Disdéri, and Camille Silvy, and Duroni & Murer, and Émile Desmaisons, and John Jabez Edwin Mayall, and Herbert Watkins, and William Edward Kilburn, and Horatio Nelson King, and John & Charles Watkins, and James
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG x139661

'Operatic Prima Donnas', by Frederick Holland Mares, after  Henry Hering, and  Mayer Brothers, and  Richard Burton & Co, and  Disdéri, and  Camille Silvy, and probably  William Edward Kilburn, and  Southwell Brothers, and  John Burton, and  Clarkington & Co (Charles Clarkington), - NPG x197566

'Operatic Prima Donnas'

by Frederick Holland Mares, after Henry Hering, and Mayer Brothers, and Richard Burton & Co, and Disdéri, and Camille Silvy, and probably William Edward Kilburn, and Southwell Brothers, and John Burton, and Clarkington & Co (Charles Clarkington),
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG x197566

Sir John Frederick Maurice, by William Edward Kilburn - NPG Ax9760

Sir John Frederick Maurice

by William Edward Kilburn
vintage print
NPG Ax9760

Sir Charles James Napier, by Joseph John Skelton, after  William Edward Kilburn - NPG D38462

Sir Charles James Napier

by Joseph John Skelton, after William Edward Kilburn
stipple and line engraving, 1849
NPG D38462

Thomas Farncomb, by Joseph John Skelton, after  William Edward Kilburn - NPG D47459

Thomas Farncomb

by Joseph John Skelton, after William Edward Kilburn
stipple engraving, (1850)
NPG D47459

Sir Joseph Paxton, by Joseph John Jenkins, after a photograph by  William Edward Kilburn - NPG D5476

Sir Joseph Paxton

by Joseph John Jenkins, after a photograph by William Edward Kilburn
stipple and line engraving, 1851 or after
NPG D5476

Matthew Talbot Baines, by William Underwood, printed by  Hullmandel & Walton, published by  W. Slade, after  William Edward Kilburn - NPG D7472

Matthew Talbot Baines

by William Underwood, printed by Hullmandel & Walton, published by W. Slade, after William Edward Kilburn
lithograph, published 1854
NPG D7472

John Nicholson, by J.W. Knight, published by  James Sprent Virtue, after a daguerreotype by  William Edward Kilburn - NPG D5359

John Nicholson

by J.W. Knight, published by James Sprent Virtue, after a daguerreotype by William Edward Kilburn
stipple engraving, circa 1855-1873
NPG D5359

John Nicholson, by J.W. Knight, after  William Edward Kilburn - NPG D5360

John Nicholson

by J.W. Knight, after William Edward Kilburn
stipple engraving, circa 1855-1873
NPG D5360

George Hunn Nobbs, by Henry Adlard, after a daguerreotype by  William Edward Kilburn - NPG D9242

George Hunn Nobbs

by Henry Adlard, after a daguerreotype by William Edward Kilburn
stipple engraving
NPG D9242

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Sir James Outram, 1st Bt

by William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1850s-mid 1860s
NPG x12628

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