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Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie

(1847-1935), Composer and conductor

Sitter in 18 portraits
The son of an eminent violinist, he studied music in Germany at the Royal Academy before he established himself as a violinist in Edinburgh. In 1879, Mackenzie left Edinburgh for Florence, where he concentrated on composing. He wrote several operas and choral works, including the cantata The Bride, the cantata Jason, the opera Colomba and the oratorio The Rose of Sharon. These works established his reputation as one of Britain's leading composers. In 1888, Mackenzie was appointed as Principal of the Royal Academy of Music, a post he held until he retired in 1924. From 1892 to 1899, he also conducted the Philharmonic Orchestra Concerts.

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Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie, by Harry Furniss - NPG 3490

Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3490

Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie, by Flora Lion - NPG 3972

Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie

by Flora Lion
pencil and chalk, circa 1912
NPG 3972

Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie, by Walery, published by  Sampson Low & Co - NPG x9150

Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie

by Walery, published by Sampson Low & Co
carbon print, published November 1888
NPG x9150

Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie, by W. & D. Downey, published by  Cassell & Company, Ltd - NPG Ax27914

Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1894
NPG Ax27914

Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie, by Walter Stoneman, for  James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax46106

Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax46106

Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x162066

Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1922
NPG x162066

Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie, by Elsie Gordon - NPG x20651

Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie

by Elsie Gordon
snapshot print, 1923
NPG x20651

Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie ('Men of the Day. No. 905.

Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie ('Men of the Day. No. 905. "R.A.M."')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 14 January 1904
NPG D45205

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Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1922
NPG x162064

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Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1922
NPG x162065

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Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie

by Lafayette
whole-plate film negative, 4 April 1927
NPG x49197

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Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie

by Lafayette
whole-plate film negative, 4 April 1927
NPG x49198

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Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie

by Lafayette
whole-plate film negative, 4 April 1927
NPG x49199

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Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie

by Lafayette
whole-plate film negative, 4 April 1927
NPG x49200

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