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Walter Stoneman

(1876-1958), Photographer

Sitter in 8 portraits
Artist associated with 18525 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

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

Sir George Brookman, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x165654

Sir George Brookman

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1910s
NPG x165654

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

Sir Joseph Compton-Rickett

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, circa 1915
NPG x159915

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