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Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)

(founded 1880)

Artist associated with 6903 portraits
The first Lafayette studio was founded in Dublin in 1880 by James Stack Lauder, the eldest son of Edmund Lauder, who opened a daguerreotype studio there in 1853. Lafayette met immediate success, exhibiting his work and winning prize medals throughout the world. Lauder joined the Royal Photographic Society in 1884 and in 1885 took his first royal sitting when Princess Alexandra visited Ireland. Two years later he photographed Queen Victoria in Windsor. Other branches were opened in Glasgow (1890), Manchester (1892) and Belfast (1900), but the London branch that opened in 1897 became the centre of the business, which was floated on the Stock Exchange in 1898. It continued trading until 1952.

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'Wedding group', by Lafayette - NPG P1700(2c)

'Wedding group'

by Lafayette
albumen print, 6 July 1893
NPG P1700(2c)

Queen Alexandra, by Lafayette - NPG P659

Queen Alexandra

by Lafayette
albumen panel card, 1901
NPG P659

Royal Group including King George V and four of his children, by Lafayette - NPG P500

Royal Group including King George V and four of his children

by Lafayette
glossy purple brown-toned bromide print on green mount, 9 November 1902
On display at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA
NPG P500

George Wyndham Kennion, by Lafayette - NPG P1700(75c)

George Wyndham Kennion

by Lafayette
printing-out paper print, 11 August 1902
NPG P1700(75c)

The Dreadnought Hoax, by Lafayette - NPG P1293

The Dreadnought Hoax

by Lafayette
matte bromide print, 7 February 1910
NPG P1293

Queen Alexandra, by Lafayette, after  Vernon Heath - NPG Ax26440

Queen Alexandra

by Lafayette, after Vernon Heath
bromide print, (1863)
NPG Ax26440

King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra, by Lafayette, after  Vernon Heath - NPG Ax26441

King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra

by Lafayette, after Vernon Heath
bromide print, (1863)
NPG Ax26441

Charles Graves, by Lafayette - NPG x159091

Charles Graves

by Lafayette
albumen cabinet card, circa 1870s
NPG x159091

Queen Alexandra, by George Lafayette (George Marsh Lauder), for  Lafayette - NPG x29182

Queen Alexandra

by George Lafayette (George Marsh Lauder), for Lafayette
albumen cabinet card, April 1885
NPG x29182

Queen Alexandra, by Lafayette - NPG Ax29368

Queen Alexandra

by Lafayette
bromide print, 27 April 1885
NPG Ax29368

Queen Alexandra, by Lafayette - NPG Ax36409

Queen Alexandra

by Lafayette
bromide print, 27 April 1885
NPG Ax36409

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