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Antoine Claudet

(1797-1867), Photographer and inventor

Artist associated with 43 portraits
Born in Lyons in 1798, Claudet moved to London in 1827 where he became a glass merchant in a Holborn-based firm. He learned photography from Louis Daguerre in the late 1830s, and then established his first daguerreotype studio in London in 1841 behind St Martin-in the-Fields church, London (opposite the National Portrait Gallery). Claudet received honours from both Queen Victoria and Napoleon III for his skills as a photographer. However, he is best known for his chemical experiments, by which he was able to speed up the image-making process, and for his experiments with photographic instruments. He died in London in 1867. The National Portrait Gallery holds more than 20 of his photographs.

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Bamba Müller, by Antoine Claudet - NPG x1507

Bamba Müller

by Antoine Claudet
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1864
NPG x1507

Dr Madden, by T.W. Huffam, after a daguerreotype by  Antoine Claudet - NPG D3724

Dr Madden

by T.W. Huffam, after a daguerreotype by Antoine Claudet
mezzotint, mid 19th century
NPG D3724

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, by Henry Thomas Ryall, published by  James Watson, published by  Goupil & Vibert, after  Abraham Solomon, after  Antoine Claudet - NPG D37582

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by Henry Thomas Ryall, published by James Watson, published by Goupil & Vibert, after Abraham Solomon, after Antoine Claudet
mezzotint, published 1 May 1845 (1 May 1844)
NPG D37582

Mr Thom; Willie Thom, by Robert Moore Hodgetts, after a daguerreotype by  Antoine Claudet - NPG D4392

Mr Thom; Willie Thom

by Robert Moore Hodgetts, after a daguerreotype by Antoine Claudet
mezzotint, 1845
NPG D4392

Mr Thom; Willie Thom, by Robert Moore Hodgetts, after  Antoine Claudet - NPG D5760

Mr Thom; Willie Thom

by Robert Moore Hodgetts, after Antoine Claudet
mezzotint, 1845
NPG D5760

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, by Henry Thomas Ryall, published by  J. Watson, after  Antoine Claudet - NPG D20213

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

by Henry Thomas Ryall, published by J. Watson, after Antoine Claudet
stipple engraving, published 1 May 1845
NPG D20213

Lord George Cavendish Bentinck, by C.B., after  Antoine Claudet - NPG D31676

Lord George Cavendish Bentinck

by C.B., after Antoine Claudet
lithograph, 1848
NPG D31676

Sir James Outram, 1st Bt, by Joseph Brown, after  Antoine Claudet - NPG D39394

Sir James Outram, 1st Bt

by Joseph Brown, after Antoine Claudet
stipple engraving, 1850s-1860s
NPG D39394

William Buckland, after a daguerreotype by Antoine Claudet - NPG D1134

William Buckland

after a daguerreotype by Antoine Claudet
engraving, probably 1850s
NPG D1134

William Scoresby, by J.B. Hunt, after a photograph by  Antoine Claudet - NPG D8235

William Scoresby

by J.B. Hunt, after a photograph by Antoine Claudet
stipple engraving, 1850s
NPG D8235

Spencer Joshua Alwyne Compton, 2nd Marquess of Northampton, by Charles Cook, printed by  McQueen (Macqueen), sold by  Ackermann & Co, and sold by  Abel & Son, published by and after  Antoine Claudet - NPG D38776

Spencer Joshua Alwyne Compton, 2nd Marquess of Northampton

by Charles Cook, printed by McQueen (Macqueen), sold by Ackermann & Co, and sold by Abel & Son, published by and after Antoine Claudet
stipple engraving, circa 1851
NPG D38776

Caroline Chisholm (née Jones), by J.B. Hunt, published by  Rogerson & Tuxford, after  Antoine Claudet - NPG D2049

Caroline Chisholm (née Jones)

by J.B. Hunt, published by Rogerson & Tuxford, after Antoine Claudet
line engraving, published 1853
NPG D2049

Caroline Chisholm (née Jones), by J.B. Hunt, published by  Rogerson & Tuxford, after  Antoine Claudet - NPG D2069

Caroline Chisholm (née Jones)

by J.B. Hunt, published by Rogerson & Tuxford, after Antoine Claudet
line engraving, published 1853
NPG D2069

Ralph Ward Jackson, by Joseph Brown, published by  William Fordyce, after  Antoine Claudet - NPG D36461

Ralph Ward Jackson

by Joseph Brown, published by William Fordyce, after Antoine Claudet
stipple engraving, published November 1855
NPG D36461

Francis James Noel, by George Zobel, printed by  Thomas Brooker, published by  Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, after  Antoine Claudet - NPG D38977

Francis James Noel

by George Zobel, printed by Thomas Brooker, published by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, after Antoine Claudet
mezzotint, published 7 March 1855
NPG D38977

David Livingstone, published by Illustrated London News, after an intermediary drawing by  Thomas Dewell Scott, after a photograph by  Antoine Claudet - NPG D6854

David Livingstone

published by Illustrated London News, after an intermediary drawing by Thomas Dewell Scott, after a photograph by Antoine Claudet
wood engraving, published 27 December 1856
NPG D6854

Charles Gordon-Lennox, 5th Duke of Richmond and Lennox, by Hinchliff, after a daguerreotype by  Antoine Claudet - NPG D5816

Charles Gordon-Lennox, 5th Duke of Richmond and Lennox

by Hinchliff, after a daguerreotype by Antoine Claudet
stipple and line engraving, 1860 or after
NPG D5816

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Miss Dowling

by Antoine Claudet
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG Ax46896

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Lady Charlotte Hetley (née Lady Charlotte Toler)

by Antoine Claudet
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1860
NPG x1485

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