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James Russell & Sons

(active 1850s-1940s), Photographers

Artist associated with 692 portraits
James Russell and Sons were a firm of portrait photographers with their principal studio at Littlehampton and others at Chichester, Worthing, Bognor and Petworth. They also advertised themselves as landscape photographers and exhibited views at the International Exhibition, London, in 1862.

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Princess Louise, Duchess of Fife, by James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax46176

Princess Louise, Duchess of Fife

by James Russell & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1873
NPG Ax46176

Princess Victoria of Wales, by James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax46177

Princess Victoria of Wales

by James Russell & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1873
NPG Ax46177

Walter Farquhar Hook, by James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax16412

Walter Farquhar Hook

by James Russell & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1874
NPG Ax16412

Queen Alexandra, by James Russell & Sons - NPG x29180

Queen Alexandra

by James Russell & Sons
albumen cabinet card, August 1876
NPG x29180

Royal family group, by James Russell & Sons - NPG x38388

Royal family group

by James Russell & Sons
albumen cabinet card, August 1876
NPG x38388

Alexandra of Denmark with her children, by James Russell & Sons - NPG x136767

Alexandra of Denmark with her children

by James Russell & Sons
albumen print, August 1876
NPG x136767

William Ewart Gladstone, by James Russell & Sons - NPG x128429

William Ewart Gladstone

by James Russell & Sons
albumen cabinet card, 1880
NPG x128429

King Edward VII and his family, by James Russell & Sons - NPG x3766

King Edward VII and his family

by James Russell & Sons
albumen cabinet card, September 1880
NPG x3766

Cecil John Rhodes, by James Russell & Sons - NPG x12453

Cecil John Rhodes

by James Russell & Sons
albumen cabinet card, circa 1880s
NPG x12453

William Ewart Gladstone; Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne), by James Russell & Sons - NPG x17038

William Ewart Gladstone; Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne)

by James Russell & Sons
albumen cabinet card, 1880s
NPG x17038

John Bright, by James Russell & Sons - NPG x4309

John Bright

by James Russell & Sons
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1880s?
NPG x4309

Cecil John Rhodes, by James Russell & Sons - NPG x46639

Cecil John Rhodes

by James Russell & Sons
albumen cabinet card, circa 1880s
NPG x46639

William Ewart Gladstone, by James Russell & Sons - NPG x46687

William Ewart Gladstone

by James Russell & Sons
carbon cabinet card, circa 1880s
NPG x46687

William Ewart Gladstone, by James Russell & Sons - NPG x134954

William Ewart Gladstone

by James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1880s; published 1909
NPG x134954

Ernest Graham Ingham, by James Russell & Sons - NPG x159182

Ernest Graham Ingham

by James Russell & Sons
albumen cabinet card, circa 1880s
NPG x159182

Hollingworth Tully Kingdon, by James Russell & Sons - NPG x159228

Hollingworth Tully Kingdon

by James Russell & Sons
albumen cabinet card, circa 1880s-1890s
NPG x159228

Cecil John Rhodes, by James Russell & Sons, published by  Ogden's - NPG x136657

Cecil John Rhodes

by James Russell & Sons, published by Ogden's
cigarette card, circa 1880s, published circa 1894-1907
NPG x136657

William Ewart Gladstone, by James Russell & Sons, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x197770

William Ewart Gladstone

by James Russell & Sons, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1900s (circa 1880s)
NPG x197770

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Annette Griffiths

11 March 2016, 18:48

I have a book called "Art Collections of the King and Queen" published by J Russel and Sons but can find no reference to it anywhere on the web. Can you tell me anything about it?

Deborah

05 August 2015, 13:05

I have had a James Russell and Sons photograhy portrait for 30 years. I am desperate to find out who this beautiful woman is, a bride, i believe. It is from the Baker St studios and i believe is from 1900 untill 1905. Coukd it be Royalty? Can you please advise me? Or put me onto someone that can help? Kindest Regards

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