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Camille Silvy

(1834-1910), Photographer

Sitter in 24 portraits
Artist associated with 11280 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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Henry Robertson, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax60625

Henry Robertson

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 26 July 1862
NPG Ax60625

Reverend W. Seymour, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax60626

Reverend W. Seymour

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 26 July 1862
NPG Ax60626

Mr W. H. Ashurst, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax60627

Mr W. H. Ashurst

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 26 July 1862
NPG Ax60627

John Whitaker, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax60628

John Whitaker

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 26 July 1862
NPG Ax60628

Miss Emma Jane Munn, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax60629

Miss Emma Jane Munn

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 26 July 1862
NPG Ax60629

Mrs Whitaker, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax60630

Mrs Whitaker

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 28 July 1862
NPG Ax60630

Miss Laurence; Miss Mary Laurence, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax60631

Miss Laurence; Miss Mary Laurence

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 28 July 1862
NPG Ax60631

Hon. Mrs Gummett, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax60632

Hon. Mrs Gummett

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 28 July 1862
NPG Ax60632

Signora Giovannina Lucca, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax60634

Signora Giovannina Lucca

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 28 July 1862
NPG Ax60634

Mrs Fearon, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax60635

Mrs Fearon

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 28 July 1862
NPG Ax60635

Mrs Pole Carew; Miss Pole Carew, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax60636

Mrs Pole Carew; Miss Pole Carew

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 28 July 1862
NPG Ax60636

Mrs Foster, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax60638

Mrs Foster

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 28 July 1862
NPG Ax60638

Miss Isabella Foster, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax60639

Miss Isabella Foster

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 28 July 1862
NPG Ax60639

Master Praeger, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax60640

Master Praeger

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 28 July 1862
NPG Ax60640

C.T. Cowper, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax60641

C.T. Cowper

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 28 July 1862
NPG Ax60641

Miss Emma Downes, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax60642

Miss Emma Downes

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 28 July 1862
NPG Ax60642

Mrs Thompson, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax60643

Mrs Thompson

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 28 July 1862
NPG Ax60643

Mrs Thompson, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax60644

Mrs Thompson

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 28 July 1862
NPG Ax60644

Mrs Thompson, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax60645

Mrs Thompson

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 28 July 1862
NPG Ax60645

Miss Russell, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax60646

Miss Russell

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 28 July 1862
NPG Ax60646

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