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Camille Silvy

(1834-1910), Photographer

Sitter in 24 portraits
Artist associated with 13465 portraits
Coming from a French aristocratic background, Silvy established himself as one of the leading portrait photographers in London. He moved to London in 1859 and bought Caldesi and Montecchi's studio on Porchester Terrace, which became renowned for its tasteful furnishings. Except for Queen Victoria, he photographed all of the Royal Family and most of the British aristocracy. By 1864, aged twenty-six, he had forty employees. He kept daybooks with the details of each sitter, the date, and a file print, and these are now in the National Portrait Gallery's archives. Silvy published his portraits as The Beauties of England. In 1868 he retired due to ill health, and returned to France.

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John Gardner, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax60600

John Gardner

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 26 July 1862
NPG Ax60600

John Dillon, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax60601

John Dillon

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 26 July 1862
NPG Ax60601

Mrs Kay, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax60602

Mrs Kay

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 26 July 1862
NPG Ax60602

Miss Purdon, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax60603

Miss Purdon

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 26 July 1862
NPG Ax60603

Major Gason, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax60604

Major Gason

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 26 July 1862
NPG Ax60604

Colonel C.V. Cox, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax60605

Colonel C.V. Cox

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 26 July 1862
NPG Ax60605

Mrs H. Ray, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax60606

Mrs H. Ray

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 26 July 1862
NPG Ax60606

William Elliott, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax60607

William Elliott

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 26 July 1862
NPG Ax60607

Mrs Fortescue, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax60608

Mrs Fortescue

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 26 July 1862
NPG Ax60608

George Benson, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax60609

George Benson

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 26 July 1862
NPG Ax60609

Mrs Whitehurst, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax60610

Mrs Whitehurst

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 26 July 1862
NPG Ax60610

Miss Annie Ainslie, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax60611

Miss Annie Ainslie

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 26 July 1862
NPG Ax60611

Miss Ainslie, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax60612

Miss Ainslie

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 26 July 1862
NPG Ax60612

Miss Neilson, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax60613

Miss Neilson

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 26 July 1862
NPG Ax60613

Miss Standish, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax60614

Miss Standish

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 26 July 1862
NPG Ax60614

Mrs Standish Standish, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax60615

Mrs Standish Standish

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 26 July 1862
NPG Ax60615

Mr L. Percival, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax60617

Mr L. Percival

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 26 July 1862
NPG Ax60617

Lady Bruce, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax60618

Lady Bruce

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 26 July 1862
NPG Ax60618

Mr Louis Gassier, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax60619

Mr Louis Gassier

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 26 July 1862
NPG Ax60619

Mrs Hayward, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax60620

Mrs Hayward

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 26 July 1862
NPG Ax60620

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