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Arthur William Debenham

(active circa 1872-1925), Photographer and miniature painter

Artist associated with 4 portraits
A portrait photographer and miniature painter with studios at Ryde and Sandown, Isle of Wight.

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Augusta Mary Elizabeth (née Browne), 1st Baroness Bolsover, by Arthur William Debenham - NPG x144166

Augusta Mary Elizabeth (née Browne), 1st Baroness Bolsover

by Arthur William Debenham
albumen cabinet card, 1880s
NPG x144166

'The Royal Gathering at Osborne', by Arthur William Debenham, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x33257

'The Royal Gathering at Osborne'

by Arthur William Debenham, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 4 August 1909
NPG x33257

Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia; King George V, by Arthur William Debenham, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x196449

Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia; King George V

by Arthur William Debenham, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, (4 August 1909)
NPG x196449


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Jeremy Doe

12 April 2020, 13:41

I hold an original photograph taken by Arthur Debenham of the owner and crew of Yacht 'Ruth', in Cowes in or after 1902. I am trying to trace information on the back ground to the photo, the crew and especially Mr B Densnam (or Densham). He feel the owner is an important person from that era as Arthur Debenham was chosen by the Royal Family of that time to take photographs during their visits to the Isle of Wight. Can you help me further or direct me to a source of this information?

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