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Albert Richard Smith

(1816-1860), Writer, public lecturer and mountaineer

Sitter in 15 portraits
Initially a surgeon, in the 1840s Smith became a popular journalist and humorist. He was an early contributor to Punch and a regular contributor to Richard Bentley's Miscellany, in whose pages his first and most successful book, The Adventures of Mr Ledbury, appeared in 1842. Smith became best known, however, for his entertaining lectures about his travels in the 1850s. In 1851 he climbed Mont Blanc. The following year Mr. Albert Smith's Ascent of Mont Blanc opened at the Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly, on a stage resembling a Swiss chalet. The show was a sensation; it ran for two thousand performances and helped to popularise mountain climbing in mid-Victorian Britain.

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Albert Richard Smith, by Herbert Watkins - NPG P301(73)

Albert Richard Smith

by Herbert Watkins
albumen print, arched top, late 1850s
NPG P301(73)

Albert Richard Smith, by Herbert Watkins - NPG P301(115h)

Albert Richard Smith

by Herbert Watkins
albumen print, late 1850s
NPG P301(115h)

Albert Richard Smith, by Adolphe Paul Auguste Beau, for  Camille Silvy - NPG x15450

Albert Richard Smith

by Adolphe Paul Auguste Beau, for Camille Silvy
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1860
NPG x15450

Albert Richard Smith, by Camille Silvy - NPG x15449

Albert Richard Smith

by Camille Silvy
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1860
NPG x15449

'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

Albert Richard Smith, by Charles Baugniet, printed by  M & N Hanhart, published by  Leader & Cock - NPG D41741

Albert Richard Smith

by Charles Baugniet, printed by M & N Hanhart, published by Leader & Cock
lithograph, 1844
NPG D41741

Albert Richard Smith, by Richard James Lane, after  Field Talfourd - NPG D22417

Albert Richard Smith

by Richard James Lane, after Field Talfourd
lithograph, 1854
NPG D22417

Albert Richard Smith, by Charles Baugniet - NPG D41742

Albert Richard Smith

by Charles Baugniet
lithograph, 1855
NPG D41742

Albert Richard Smith, by Daniel John Pound, after a photograph by  John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG D6776

Albert Richard Smith

by Daniel John Pound, after a photograph by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
stipple and line engraving, published 1858
NPG D6776

Albert Richard Smith, by Daniel John Pound - NPG D41743

Albert Richard Smith

by Daniel John Pound
stipple and line engraving, circa 1860
NPG D41743

Albert Richard Smith, published by The Illustrated Review, after a photograph by  Herbert Watkins - NPG D6778

Albert Richard Smith

published by The Illustrated Review, after a photograph by Herbert Watkins
wood engraving, published 3 April 1873
NPG D6778

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Albert Richard Smith

by Daniel John Pound, after a photograph by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
stipple and line engraving, published 1858
NPG D6777

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Albert Richard Smith

published by The Illustrated Review, after a photograph by Herbert Watkins
wood engraving, published 3 April 1873
NPG D6779

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