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Rupert Potter

(1832-1914), Barrister and photographer; father of Beatrix Potter

Sitter in 2 portraits
Artist associated with 29 portraits
Rupert Potter married Helen Leech in 1863. They had two children, Beatrix and Bertram. Potter and his daughter Beatrix were both keen photographers. His favourite subjects were landscapes, but his friendship with Sir John Everett Millais led him to portraiture. Millais rated Potter's portraits so highly that he often used them as the basis for his portraits, including that of prime minister William Gladstone.

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John Bright, by Rupert Potter - NPG P862

John Bright

by Rupert Potter
carbon print, September 1879
NPG P862

John Bright, by Rupert Potter - NPG x4319

John Bright

by Rupert Potter
albumen print, September 1871
NPG x4319

John Bright, by Rupert Potter - NPG x4310

John Bright

by Rupert Potter
albumen carte-de-visite, September 1871
NPG x4310

John Bright, by Rupert Potter - NPG x4320

John Bright

by Rupert Potter
albumen print, September 1871
NPG x4320

John Bright, by Rupert Potter - NPG x4952

John Bright

by Rupert Potter
albumen print, September 1871
NPG x4952

John Bright, by Rupert Potter - NPG x4953

John Bright

by Rupert Potter
albumen print, September 1871
NPG x4953

John Bright, by Rupert Potter - NPG x4954

John Bright

by Rupert Potter
albumen print, September 1871
NPG x4954

Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt, by Rupert Potter - NPG x131239

Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt

by Rupert Potter
albumen print, 29 August 1881
NPG x131239

Lord Cecil Reginald John Manners, by Rupert Potter - NPG x131240

Lord Cecil Reginald John Manners

by Rupert Potter
albumen print, 14 September 1881
NPG x131240

'Princess Marie of Edinburgh' (Marie, Queen of Romania), by Rupert Potter - NPG x131244

'Princess Marie of Edinburgh' (Marie, Queen of Romania)

by Rupert Potter
albumen print, 14 February 1882
NPG x131244

'Nell Gwynne' (Effie Gray James (née Millais)), by Rupert Potter - NPG x131241

'Nell Gwynne' (Effie Gray James (née Millais))

by Rupert Potter
albumen print, 7 June 1882
NPG x131241

Lady Peggy Primrose, by Rupert Potter - NPG x131248

Lady Peggy Primrose

by Rupert Potter
albumen print, 14 May 1884
NPG x131248

Lady Peggy Primrose, by Rupert Potter - NPG x131249

Lady Peggy Primrose

by Rupert Potter
albumen print, 14 May 1884
NPG x131249

William Ewart Gladstone, by Rupert Potter - NPG x5885

William Ewart Gladstone

by Rupert Potter
albumen print, 28 July 1884
NPG x5885

William Ewart Gladstone, by Annan and Swan, after  Rupert Potter - NPG x5965

William Ewart Gladstone

by Annan and Swan, after Rupert Potter
photogravure, circa 1884 (28 July 1884)
NPG x5965

Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt, by Rupert Potter - NPG x131234

Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt

by Rupert Potter
albumen print, December 1885
NPG x131234

Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt, by Rupert Potter - NPG x131236

Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt

by Rupert Potter
albumen print, July 1886
NPG x131236

Sir Geoffroy William Millais, 4th Bt, by Rupert Potter - NPG x131250

Sir Geoffroy William Millais, 4th Bt

by Rupert Potter
albumen print, 11 April 1886
NPG x131250

Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt, by Rupert Potter - NPG x131235

Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt

by Rupert Potter
albumen print, 12 June 1887
NPG x131235

Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt, by Rupert Potter - NPG x131237

Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt

by Rupert Potter
albumen print, 12 July 1891
NPG x131237

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