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Sir Joseph Paxton

(1803-1865), Gardener and architect

Sitter in 6 portraits
Chief gardener to the Duke of Devonshire at Chatsworth; designed and erected the greenhouses there, which formed the inspiration for his Crystal Palace design for the Great Exhibition of 1851; became an MP, an able man of business, and much in demand as an architect.

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Sir Joseph Paxton, by Octavius Oakley - NPG 5565

Sir Joseph Paxton

by Octavius Oakley
watercolour, corners diagonally cut, circa 1850?
NPG 5565

Sir Joseph Paxton, by Maull & Polyblank - NPG x136675

Sir Joseph Paxton

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen carte-de-visite, 1864-1865
NPG x136675

Sir Joseph Paxton, by Samuel William Reynolds, published by  Robert Moseley, and published by  Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, and published by  J.L. Grundy, after  Octavius Oakley - NPG D39574

Sir Joseph Paxton

by Samuel William Reynolds, published by Robert Moseley, and published by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, and published by J.L. Grundy, after Octavius Oakley
mixed-method engraving, published 1 May 1851
NPG D39574

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

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Sir Joseph Paxton

by Leonida Caldesi
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG Ax38716

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Sir Joseph Paxton

by Joseph John Jenkins, after William Edward Kilburn
stipple and line engraving, 1851 or after
NPG D5477

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