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Benjamin Stone

(1838-1914), Politician and photographer

Sir (John) Benjamin Stone

Sitter in 28 portraits
Artist associated with 1436 portraits
In 1895 Stone was returned unopposed as Member of Parliament for the East Birmingham constituency, giving him the unique opportunity of recording the sights and personalities of the Palace of Westminster. Stone made it his business to photograph every MP, servants of the Houses of Parliament, and many of those who visited. The National Portrait Gallery owns two thousand of his photographs, a remarkable record of comings and goings at Westminster around 1900.

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Sir Henry Drummond Charles Wolff, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x45033

Sir Henry Drummond Charles Wolff

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 1897
NPG x45033

Benjamin Stone, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x35200

Benjamin Stone

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, May 1897
NPG x35200

Sir John Stephen Barrington Simeon, 4th Bt, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x35080

Sir John Stephen Barrington Simeon, 4th Bt

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, June 1897
NPG x35080

Hon. Hubert Ernest Valentine Duncombe, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x15801

Hon. Hubert Ernest Valentine Duncombe

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 1897
NPG x15801

Sir Thomas Henry Grattan Esmonde, 11th Bt, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x15804

Sir Thomas Henry Grattan Esmonde, 11th Bt

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, November 1897
NPG x15804

Sir (Thomas) George Fardell, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x15807

Sir (Thomas) George Fardell

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, July 1897
NPG x15807

Charles Fenwick, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x15812

Charles Fenwick

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, July 1897
NPG x15812

G.A. Richer, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x19938

G.A. Richer

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 1897
NPG x19938

D. Moss, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x19941

D. Moss

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 1897
NPG x19941

A. Richer, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x32108

A. Richer

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, circa 1897
NPG x32108

James Oram, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x32625

James Oram

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 1897
NPG x32625

Theresa Susan Escombe (née Taylor), by Benjamin Stone - NPG x32719

Theresa Susan Escombe (née Taylor)

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, July 1897
NPG x32719

Joseph Watson Sidebotham, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x35078

Joseph Watson Sidebotham

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, July 1897
NPG x35078

John Sinclair, 1st Baron Pentland, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x35081

John Sinclair, 1st Baron Pentland

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, June 1897
NPG x35081

William Thomas Sargeant, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x35398

William Thomas Sargeant

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, June 1897
NPG x35398

William H. Beach, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x36470

William H. Beach

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 1897
NPG x36470

William Broadbent, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x44601

William Broadbent

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 1897
NPG x44601

Sir Thomas Dacres Butler, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x44603

Sir Thomas Dacres Butler

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, July 1897
NPG x44603

Albert Stephen Catt, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x44607

Albert Stephen Catt

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 1897
NPG x44607

Henry James Chaney, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x44609

Henry James Chaney

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 27 July 1897
NPG x44609

Mañuel Correa, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x44652

Mañuel Correa

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 2 July 1897
NPG x44652

Fred Cullum, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x44654

Fred Cullum

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 1897
NPG x44654

Owen Dunn, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x44659

Owen Dunn

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, circa 1897
NPG x44659

Sir Henry David Erskine, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x44668

Sir Henry David Erskine

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 1897
NPG x44668

Sir Henry David Erskine, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x44670

Sir Henry David Erskine

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, July 1897
NPG x44670

Harry Escombe, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x44671

Harry Escombe

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, July 1897
NPG x44671

James French, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x44675

James French

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, May 1897
NPG x44675

W.H. Fry, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x44676

W.H. Fry

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, circa 1897
NPG x44676

Thomas Betton Goodfellow, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x44680

Thomas Betton Goodfellow

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 1897
NPG x44680

Francis Russell Gosset, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x44683

Francis Russell Gosset

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, May 1897
NPG x44683

William Hague, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x44707

William Hague

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 29 July 1897
NPG x44707

E.C. Blaney, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x44716

E.C. Blaney

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, July 1897
NPG x44716

Alfred Maxwell Haskell, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x44717

Alfred Maxwell Haskell

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, July 1897
NPG x44717

Mr Hembon, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x44721

Mr Hembon

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 1897
NPG x44721

J.F. Henley, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x44723

J.F. Henley

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, May 1897
NPG x44723

John Hills, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x44725

John Hills

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 1897
NPG x44725

William Clark Horsley, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x44803

William Clark Horsley

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, May 1897
NPG x44803

H.G. Johnson, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x44810

H.G. Johnson

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 1897
NPG x44810

James F. Jones, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x44813

James F. Jones

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, May 1897
NPG x44813

Lewis Jones, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x44814

Lewis Jones

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 1897
NPG x44814

Joseph T. Kendrick, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x44816

Joseph T. Kendrick

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 2 April 1897
NPG x44816

Thomas Kingston, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x44820

Thomas Kingston

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 13 July 1897
NPG x44820

Hon. Edward Henry Legge, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x44836

Hon. Edward Henry Legge

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 1897
NPG x44836

Cornelius Lequesne, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x44853

Cornelius Lequesne

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 1897
NPG x44853

Katherine Madge St. John (née Lockwood), by Benjamin Stone - NPG x44858

Katherine Madge St. John (née Lockwood)

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 1897
NPG x44858

Sir Vivian Dering Majendie, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x44866

Sir Vivian Dering Majendie

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 1897
NPG x44866

Archibald John Scott Milman, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x44885

Archibald John Scott Milman

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, July 1897
NPG x44885

Archibald John Scott Milman, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x44886

Archibald John Scott Milman

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 1897
NPG x44886

Hon. Henry Parker, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x44894

Hon. Henry Parker

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, May 1897
NPG x44894

Edmund William Pike, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x44901

Edmund William Pike

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 1897
NPG x44901

William Ernest PItt, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x44924

William Ernest PItt

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, July 1897
NPG x44924

Hira Singh Puri, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x44931

Hira Singh Puri

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, July 1897
NPG x44931

A. Ramsay, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x44932

A. Ramsay

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 24 May 1897
NPG x44932

(Frederick) Stanley Read, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x44933

(Frederick) Stanley Read

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, July 1897
NPG x44933

John Satterfield Sandars, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x44951

John Satterfield Sandars

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 1897
NPG x44951

William Richard Shaw, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x44963

William Richard Shaw

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, June 1897
NPG x44963

William Shears, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x44964

William Shears

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 1897
NPG x44964

John J. Shelvey, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x44965

John J. Shelvey

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 1897
NPG x44965

Charles F. Smith, by Benjamin Stone - NPG x44970

Charles F. Smith

by Benjamin Stone
platinum print, 1897
NPG x44970

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