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Braun & Co (Adolphe Braun)

(1812-1877), Photographers

Artist associated with 5 portraits
Born in Besançon, France, in 1812, Braun began his career in textiles. It was only in the 1850s that he published several hundred photographic prints as part of a series featuring various plants and flowers. Thereafter recognised as a leader in the field of photography, Braun became the official photographer of Pope Pius IX and established a studio in Paris in 1868. He also travelled extensively, capturing images of dramatic mountain cliffs as well as various European city scenes. Upon his death in 1877, his son, Gaston (1845-1928), took over his practice. The National Portrait Gallery holds three of Braun's photographs.

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(Emile Jean) Horace Vernet, by Braun & Co (Adolphe Braun) - NPG Ax17869

(Emile Jean) Horace Vernet

by Braun & Co (Adolphe Braun)
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax17869

(François Paul) Jules Grévy, by Braun & Co (Adolphe Braun) - NPG Ax17895

(François Paul) Jules Grévy

by Braun & Co (Adolphe Braun)
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax17895

Louis Jules Trochu, by Braun & Co (Adolphe Braun) - NPG Ax17908

Louis Jules Trochu

by Braun & Co (Adolphe Braun)
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax17908

Mary, Queen of Scots, by Braun & Co (Adolphe Braun), after  François Clouet - NPG D21634

Mary, Queen of Scots

by Braun & Co (Adolphe Braun), after François Clouet
photograph of drawing, (circa 1560)
NPG D21634

Mary, Queen of Scots, by Braun & Co (Adolphe Braun), after  François Clouet - NPG D21633

Mary, Queen of Scots

by Braun & Co (Adolphe Braun), after François Clouet
photograph of drawing, (circa 1560)
NPG D21633



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