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Walter Stoneman

(1876-1958), Photographer

Sitter in 8 portraits
Artist associated with 18527 portraits
From the age of twenty-one Stoneman worked as a photographer for the large established firm of J. Russell & Sons of Baker Street, London. He worked his way up, photographing society figures. By 1913, he had risen to the position of Managing Director. In 1917 he approached the Director of the National Portrait Gallery, James Milner, with an ambitious idea for a National Photographic Record. The Record was set up to photograph every eminent British person, with a photograph of each to be kept as a permanent record in the Gallery's reference collection. Stoneman photographed some 7,000 sitters on the Gallery's behalf; he worked on the Record for forty-one years, adding 100-200 portraits each year.

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Annie Besant (née Wood), by Walter Stoneman - NPG x34168

Annie Besant (née Wood)

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, circa 1890
NPG x34168

Sir William Schwenck Gilbert, by Unknown photographer, copied by  Walter Stoneman - NPG x188193

Sir William Schwenck Gilbert

by Unknown photographer, copied by Walter Stoneman
whole-plate glass copy negative, copied April 1948 (1890s)
NPG x188193

Royal group including Queen Victoria and Wilhelm II, Emperor of Germany and King of Prussia, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x189248

Royal group including Queen Victoria and Wilhelm II, Emperor of Germany and King of Prussia

by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass copy negative, copied January 1948 (April 1894)
NPG x189248

Winston Churchill, by Unknown photographer, copied by  Walter Stoneman - NPG x32178

Winston Churchill

by Unknown photographer, copied by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass copy negative, circa 1900
NPG x32178

William Moore Ede, by Walter Stoneman, for  James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax39133

William Moore Ede

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
platinum print, 1900s
NPG Ax39133

Winston Churchill, by Unknown photographer, copied by  Walter Stoneman - NPG x32182

Winston Churchill

by Unknown photographer, copied by Walter Stoneman
half-plate copy glass negative, circa 1907
NPG x32182

Probably Diana Churchill; Clementine (née Hozier), Baroness Spencer-Churchill, copy by Walter Stoneman - NPG x190220

Probably Diana Churchill; Clementine (née Hozier), Baroness Spencer-Churchill

copy by Walter Stoneman
half-plate glass negative, August 1949 (circa 1909)
NPG x190220

William Lygon, 7th Earl Beauchamp, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x163982

William Lygon, 7th Earl Beauchamp

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1910s
NPG x163982

Sir George Brookman, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x165654

Sir George Brookman

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1910s
NPG x165654

Sir John Tomlinson Brunner, 1st Bt, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x166180

Sir John Tomlinson Brunner, 1st Bt

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1910s
NPG x166180

(Katherine Helen) Maud Diver, by Walter Stoneman, for  James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax39229

(Katherine Helen) Maud Diver

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, 1910s
NPG Ax39229

Sir Walter Hartwell James, possibly by Walter Stoneman - NPG x168584

Sir Walter Hartwell James

possibly by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1910s
NPG x168584

Archibald Henry Peake, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x169894

Archibald Henry Peake

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, circa 1910s
NPG x169894

Sir Joseph Cooke Verco, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x185822

Sir Joseph Cooke Verco

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1910s
NPG x185822

Sir William Edmund Franklyn, by Walter Stoneman, for  James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax39041

Sir William Edmund Franklyn

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1912
NPG Ax39041

Sir Horace Lockwood Smith-Dorrien, by Walter Stoneman, for  James Russell & Sons - NPG x137451

Sir Horace Lockwood Smith-Dorrien

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
hand-coloured bromide print, published 1914
NPG x137451

Sir Horace Lockwood Smith-Dorrien, by Walter Stoneman, for  James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax39028

Sir Horace Lockwood Smith-Dorrien

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1914
NPG Ax39028

Sir (John) Langdon Bonython, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x165357

Sir (John) Langdon Bonython

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1915
NPG x165357

Sir Joseph Compton-Rickett, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x159915

Sir Joseph Compton-Rickett

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, circa 1915
NPG x159915

Sir John Anderson, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x163613

Sir John Anderson

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG x163613

Alfred Milner, Viscount Milner, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x165581

Alfred Milner, Viscount Milner

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG x165581

James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x166190

James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG x166190

Robert George Windsor-Clive, 1st Earl of Plymouth, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x21719

Robert George Windsor-Clive, 1st Earl of Plymouth

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG x21719

Sir (Cecil Frederick) Nevil Macready, 1st Bt, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x28302

Sir (Cecil Frederick) Nevil Macready, 1st Bt

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG x28302

Randall Thomas Davidson, Baron Davidson of Lambeth, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x167012

Randall Thomas Davidson, Baron Davidson of Lambeth

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG x167012

Sir William Crookes, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x166879

Sir William Crookes

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG x166879

John Poynder Dickson-Poynder, 1st Baron Islington, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x168554

John Poynder Dickson-Poynder, 1st Baron Islington

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG x168554

Sir Edward John Poynter, 1st Bt, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x159731

Sir Edward John Poynter, 1st Bt

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG x159731

Rufus Isaacs, 1st Marquess of Reading, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x159834

Rufus Isaacs, 1st Marquess of Reading

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG x159834

Willie Redmond, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x159848

Willie Redmond

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG x159848

John Mackinnon Robertson, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x159966

John Mackinnon Robertson

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG x159966

Lionel Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x185031

Lionel Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG x185031

Henry John Brinsley Manners, 8th Duke of Rutland, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x185082

Henry John Brinsley Manners, 8th Duke of Rutland

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG x185082

Sir Robert Dundas Whigham, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x186099

Sir Robert Dundas Whigham

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG x186099

Sir John Arthur Ransome Marriott, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x186495

Sir John Arthur Ransome Marriott

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG x186495

William Ferguson Massey, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x186538

William Ferguson Massey

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG x186538

Sir Willoughby Robert Dottin Maycock, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x186569

Sir Willoughby Robert Dottin Maycock

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG x186569

King George V, by Walter Stoneman, for  James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax39000

King George V

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax39000

Randall Thomas Davidson, Baron Davidson of Lambeth, by Walter Stoneman, for  James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax39001

Randall Thomas Davidson, Baron Davidson of Lambeth

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax39001

John Denton Pinkstone French, 1st Earl of Ypres, by Walter Stoneman, for  James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax39002

John Denton Pinkstone French, 1st Earl of Ypres

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax39002

Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour, by Walter Stoneman, for  James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax39003

Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax39003

Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby, by Walter Stoneman, for  James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax39004

Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax39004

William Waldegrave Palmer, 2nd Earl of Selborne, by Walter Stoneman, for  James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax39005

William Waldegrave Palmer, 2nd Earl of Selborne

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax39005

Cosmo Gordon Lang, Baron Lang of Lambeth, by Walter Stoneman, for  James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax39007

Cosmo Gordon Lang, Baron Lang of Lambeth

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax39007

Michael Logue, by Walter Stoneman, for  James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax39008

Michael Logue

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax39008

Frederick William Lambton, 4th Earl of Durham, by Walter Stoneman, for  James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax39009

Frederick William Lambton, 4th Earl of Durham

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax39009

Luis Maria Augusto Pinto de Soveral, Marquess de Soveral, by Walter Stoneman, for  James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax39010

Luis Maria Augusto Pinto de Soveral, Marquess de Soveral

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax39010

Luke White, 3rd Baron Annaly, by Walter Stoneman, for  James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax39011

Luke White, 3rd Baron Annaly

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax39011

Lowry Edward Cole, 4th Earl of Enniskillen, by Walter Stoneman, for  James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax39012

Lowry Edward Cole, 4th Earl of Enniskillen

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax39012

Richard Burdon Haldane, Viscount Haldane, by Walter Stoneman, for  James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax39013

Richard Burdon Haldane, Viscount Haldane

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax39013

Rufus Isaacs, 1st Marquess of Reading, by Walter Stoneman, for  James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax39014

Rufus Isaacs, 1st Marquess of Reading

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax39014

Sir Daniel Thomas Tudor, by Walter Stoneman, for  James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax39015

Sir Daniel Thomas Tudor

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax39015

Sir Herbert Nield, by Walter Stoneman, for  James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax39016

Sir Herbert Nield

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax39016

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, by Walter Stoneman, for  James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax39017

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax39017

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts of Kandahar, Pretoria and Waterford, by Walter Stoneman, for  James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax39018

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts of Kandahar, Pretoria and Waterford

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax39018

(William) Frederick Danvers Smith, 2nd Viscount Hambleden, by Walter Stoneman, for  James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax39019

(William) Frederick Danvers Smith, 2nd Viscount Hambleden

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax39019

Arthur Foley Winnington-Ingram, by Walter Stoneman, for  James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax39020

Arthur Foley Winnington-Ingram

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax39020

Francis Alphonsus Bourne, by Walter Stoneman, for  James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax39021

Francis Alphonsus Bourne

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax39021

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