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Lock & Whitfield

(active 1856-1894), Photographers

Artist associated with 627 portraits
Samuel Lock was an artist who in the early 1850s was converting talbotype portraits into painted miniatures. In September 1856, he joined forces with George Whitfield, who had recently opened a photographic portrait studio on Regent Street in London. The firm established a branch studio on Kings Road, Brighton in 1864 and are best remembered for the series of woodbury type portraits published in Men of Mark.

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James Andrew Broun Ramsay, 1st Marquess of Dalhousie, by Lock & Whitfield, after  George Richmond - NPG x134620

James Andrew Broun Ramsay, 1st Marquess of Dalhousie

by Lock & Whitfield, after George Richmond
albumen carte-de-visite, after 1856 (circa 1849)
NPG x134620

William James Garnett, by Lock & Whitfield - NPG Ax46805

William James Garnett

by Lock & Whitfield
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1850s-1860s
NPG Ax46805

Lady Eleanor Dalzell, by Lock & Whitfield - NPG Ax46319

Lady Eleanor Dalzell

by Lock & Whitfield
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax46319

Robert Wardlaw, by Lock & Whitfield - NPG Ax46311

Robert Wardlaw

by Lock & Whitfield
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax46311

Charles Coleridge, by Lock & Whitfield - NPG Ax46458

Charles Coleridge

by Lock & Whitfield
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax46458

Joseph Jee, by Lock & Whitfield - NPG Ax77170

Joseph Jee

by Lock & Whitfield
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax77170

James Keith Fraser, by Lock & Whitfield - NPG Ax87085

James Keith Fraser

by Lock & Whitfield
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax87085

Mrs Goring, by Lock & Whitfield - NPG Ax68073

Mrs Goring

by Lock & Whitfield
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax68073

George Robert Morgan, by Lock & Whitfield - NPG Ax46846

George Robert Morgan

by Lock & Whitfield
albumen carte-de-visite, 1861
NPG Ax46846



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Jimmy Carreras

13 May 2018, 00:51

Samuel Robert Lock 4 x GGF

Born in St Marylebone 1822.
Christened September 27 1822.
Married Harriet Turner Moore October 20 1852 in St Pancras.

1. 100 Regent Street, Westminster 1853 - 1854.
2. 178 Regent Street, Westminster 1855 - August 1856.

Succeeded by Lock & Whitfield.
1855: photographer living at 9 Bernard Street, Regent's Park Road, St Pancras.

Exhibited at RA 1849 - 1854 (including self - portrait 1851).

Educated at King's College.

Travelled to South Australia 1839, employed as artist in Government Survey Office; visited Tasmania & Pacific Islands.

Self - taught miniature painter.

On return to England, joined Nikolaas Henneman as a photographic painter; later opened Regent Street studio for miniature painting, converting Talbotypes into miniatures. Joined by George Carpe Whitfield in 1856.

Principal partner in Woodbury Company; opened studio in Brighton 1863 - 1884.

'The Permanent Printing Co.' and later by the Woodbury Permanent Photographic Printing Co. (the two were possibly operating in parallel). The partnership between Walter Bentley Woodbury, George Corpe Whitefield, Joseph Cundall and Samuel Robert Lock which formed the Woodbury Permanent Photographic Printing Co. was dissolved in December 1876 when Woodbury left the partnership, the others carried on the business. The firm was taken over by Eyre & Spottiswoode in 1891.

Samuel Lock took up residence in Brighton in 1877, but died 4 years later on 9th May 1881

6 month pleasure trip in Europe & Middle East, starting in late 1880, caught bronchitis in Italy.

Died in Hampstead May 9 1881.

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