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James Abbe

(1883-1973), Photographer

Sitter in 4 portraits
Artist associated with 13 portraits
Photographer. Abbe started his career in New York and Hollywood, making Paris his base in the 1920s with a studio in the same road as Man Ray. He specialised in subjects from the theatre as well as fashion designers and was a pioneer of photojournalism. He was the subject of an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery held in 1995, The Lure of the Limelight.

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Edward Henry Molyneux, by James Abbe - NPG P878

Edward Henry Molyneux

by James Abbe
bromide print, 1920s
NPG P878

Dame Gladys Cooper, by James Abbe - NPG x38393

Dame Gladys Cooper

by James Abbe
cream-toned vintage bromide print, 1920s
NPG x38393

José Collins, by James Abbe - NPG x135829

José Collins

by James Abbe
vintage bromide print, 1920s
NPG x135829

Charlie Chaplin on-set for 'The Pilgrim', by James Abbe - NPG x138888

Charlie Chaplin on-set for 'The Pilgrim'

by James Abbe
vintage bromide print, 1922
On display in Room 25 on Floor 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x138888

Charlie Chaplin on-set for 'The Pilgrim', by James Abbe - NPG x193425

Charlie Chaplin on-set for 'The Pilgrim'

by James Abbe
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published October 1922
NPG x193425

Louise Browne, by James Abbe - NPG x126739

Louise Browne

by James Abbe
cream-toned vintage bromide print, 1927
NPG x126739

Louise Browne, by James Abbe - NPG x127033

Louise Browne

by James Abbe
cream-toned vintage bromide print, 1927
NPG x127033

Louise Browne, by James Abbe - NPG x127034

Louise Browne

by James Abbe
cream-toned vintage bromide print, 1927
NPG x127034

Louise Browne, by James Abbe - NPG x127035

Louise Browne

by James Abbe
cream-toned vintage bromide print, 1927
NPG x127035

Louise Browne, by James Abbe - NPG x127036

Louise Browne

by James Abbe
cream-toned vintage bromide print, 1927
NPG x127036

Louise Browne, possibly by James Abbe - NPG x127037

Louise Browne

possibly by James Abbe
cream-toned vintage bromide print, 1927
NPG x127037

Jessie Matthews, by James Abbe - NPG x184054

Jessie Matthews

by James Abbe
vintage bromide print, 1928
NPG x184054

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