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Napoleon Sarony

(1821-1896), Photographer

Artist associated with 57 portraits
Canadian-born Sarony moved to New York in 1836 and worked as a lithographer for Nathaniel Currier until he established his own firm in 1843. Originally self-taught, in 1858 he went to Europe for artistic training. In 1864 he apprenticed himself to his brother, Oliver Sarony, a noted photographer in Scarborough. Within a year he went to Birmingham and partnered with R. W. Thrupp and Martin Laroche. Sarony returned to New York in 1866 and opened a studio on Broadway. He became one of the most famous photographers in America, specialising in photographing actors and actresses. He was particularly noted for the unconventional poses and animated expression he elicited from his sitters.

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Sarah Bernhardt, after Napoleon Sarony - NPG x27585

Sarah Bernhardt

after Napoleon Sarony
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1880
NPG x27585

Mary Anderson (Mrs de Navarro), after Napoleon Sarony - NPG x22240

Mary Anderson (Mrs de Navarro)

after Napoleon Sarony
albumen cabinet card, 1880s?
NPG x22240

Letty Lind (Letitia Elizabeth Rudge), by Napoleon Sarony - NPG x197360

Letty Lind (Letitia Elizabeth Rudge)

by Napoleon Sarony
albumen cabinet card, 1880s
NPG x197360

Adelaide Ristori, by Napoleon Sarony - NPG x197380

Adelaide Ristori

by Napoleon Sarony
albumen cabinet card, 1880s
NPG x197380

Ellen Terry, by Napoleon Sarony - NPG x197396

Ellen Terry

by Napoleon Sarony
albumen cabinet card, 1880s
NPG x197396

Ellen Terry, by Napoleon Sarony - NPG x197412

Ellen Terry

by Napoleon Sarony
albumen cabinet card, 1880s
NPG x197412

Lillie Langtry as Rosalind in 'As You Like It', by Napoleon Sarony - NPG x132851

Lillie Langtry as Rosalind in 'As You Like It'

by Napoleon Sarony
albumen cabinet card, 1882
NPG x132851

Matthew Arnold, by Napoleon Sarony - NPG x126743

Matthew Arnold

by Napoleon Sarony
albumen cabinet card, 1883
NPG x126743

Lord Ronald Charles Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, by Napoleon Sarony - NPG x26583

Lord Ronald Charles Sutherland-Leveson-Gower

by Napoleon Sarony
photogravure, published 1902 (circa 1884)
NPG x26583

(Walter) Brandon Thomas, by Napoleon Sarony - NPG x25223

(Walter) Brandon Thomas

by Napoleon Sarony
albumen cabinet card, circa 1885
NPG x25223

Sarah Bernhardt, by Napoleon Sarony, published by  Burt Sharp - NPG x5681

Sarah Bernhardt

by Napoleon Sarony, published by Burt Sharp
albumen carte-de-visite, published 1886-1894
NPG x5681

Walt Whitman, by Napoleon Sarony - NPG x15420

Walt Whitman

by Napoleon Sarony
albumen cabinet card, late 1880s-early 1890s
NPG x15420

Annie Shepherd Swan (Mrs Burnett Smith), by Napoleon Sarony - NPG x197967

Annie Shepherd Swan (Mrs Burnett Smith)

by Napoleon Sarony
albumen cabinet card, circa 1887
NPG x197967

Walt Whitman, by Napoleon Sarony, published by  Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x27376

Walt Whitman

by Napoleon Sarony, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1900s (1889 or before)
NPG x27376

Edward Hugh Sothern as Captain Letterblair, by Napoleon Sarony - NPG x138925

Edward Hugh Sothern as Captain Letterblair

by Napoleon Sarony
albumen cabinet card, circa 1892
NPG x138925

Walt Whitman, by Moritz Klinkicht, supplement to the  Illustrated London News, after  Napoleon Sarony - NPG D37573

Walt Whitman

by Moritz Klinkicht, supplement to the Illustrated London News, after Napoleon Sarony
wood engraving, published 16 November 1889
NPG D37573

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