The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. Search over 215,000 works, 150,000 of which are illustrated from the 16th Century to the present day.

Advanced Collection search

Search the Collection

Southwell Brothers

(active 1862-1876), Photographers

Artist associated with 197 portraits
William, Frederick and Edwin Southwell were three London-born brothers. By 1861, the brothers had left the family business of piano tuners and established themselves as photographers. They opened a photographic studio on Baker Street and later also on New Bond Street. Between 1862 and 1868 they copyrighted some 276 images.

Tell us More

 Like voting
is closed

Thanks for Liking

Please Like other favourites!
If they inspire you please support our work.

Make a donation Close

List Thumbnail

(Louisa) Ruth Herbert, by Southwell Brothers, published by  A. Marion, Son & Co - NPG x18446

(Louisa) Ruth Herbert

by Southwell Brothers, published by A. Marion, Son & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 1865
NPG x18446

Lewin Bentham Bowring; Katharine Bowring (née Bellasis), by Southwell Brothers - NPG Ax46976

Lewin Bentham Bowring; Katharine Bowring (née Bellasis)

by Southwell Brothers
albumen carte-de-visite, 1867-1868
NPG Ax46976

Daniel De Pass, by Southwell Brothers - NPG x28086

Daniel De Pass

by Southwell Brothers
albumen carte-de-visite, 20 June 1877
NPG x28086

Paul John Bedford; John Lawrence Toole, by Henry Calton Terrence Maguire, printed by  Stannard & Dixon, after  Southwell Brothers - NPG D46005

Paul John Bedford; John Lawrence Toole

by Henry Calton Terrence Maguire, printed by Stannard & Dixon, after Southwell Brothers
chromolithograph, mid 19th century
NPG D46005

Edward William Harvey-Hawke, 4th Baron Hawke, by Joseph Brown, published by  A.H. Baily & Co, probably after  Southwell Brothers - NPG D35612

Edward William Harvey-Hawke, 4th Baron Hawke

by Joseph Brown, published by A.H. Baily & Co, probably after Southwell Brothers
stipple engraving, published 1 February 1865
NPG D35612

John Trollope, 1st Baron Kesteven, by Joseph Brown, published by  A.H. Baily & Co, after a photograph by  Southwell Brothers - NPG D36858

John Trollope, 1st Baron Kesteven

by Joseph Brown, published by A.H. Baily & Co, after a photograph by Southwell Brothers
stipple engraving, published 2 January 1865
NPG D36858

John Trollope, 1st Baron Kesteven, by Joseph Brown, published by  A.H. Baily & Co, after a photograph by  Southwell Brothers - NPG D4059

John Trollope, 1st Baron Kesteven

by Joseph Brown, published by A.H. Baily & Co, after a photograph by Southwell Brothers
stipple engraving, published 2 January 1865
NPG D4059

Web image not currently available

Rosalind Frances (née Stanley), Countess of Carlisle with two children

by Southwell Brothers
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax46984

Web image not currently available

Susan A.F. Fullerton

by Southwell Brothers
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG Ax68025

Web image not currently available

Hon. Jane Parsons (née Duncombe)

by Southwell Brothers
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG Ax9871

Web image not currently available

Hon. Laurence Parsons

by Southwell Brothers
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG Ax9872

Web image not currently available

Lady Mary Frances Augusta Feilding

by Southwell Brothers
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x6835

Web image not currently available

Lady Ida Low (née Feilding)

by Southwell Brothers
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1860
NPG x6840

Web image not currently available

Lady Kathleen Elizabeth Mary Julia Clive (née Feilding)

by Southwell Brothers
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1860
NPG x6841

Web image not currently available

Renn Dickson Hampden

by Southwell Brothers
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x9840

Web image not currently available

Agnes Strickland

by Southwell Brothers
albumen carte-de-visite, 1863
NPG x26574

Web image not currently available

Lewin Bentham Bowring; Katharine Bowring (née Bellasis)

by Parisian School of Photography, after Southwell Brothers
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1867-1868
NPG Ax46823

Place

Tell us more back to top

Can you tell us more about this person? Spotted an error, information that is missing (a sitter’s life dates, occupation or family relationships, or a date of portrait for example) or do you know anything that we don't know? If you have information to share please complete the form below.

If you require information from us, please use our Archive enquiry service. You can buy a print of most illustrated portraits. Select the portrait of interest to you, then look out for a Buy a Print button. Prices start at £6 for unframed prints, £25 for framed prints. If you wish to license an image, please use our Rights and Images service.

Please note that we cannot provide valuations.

We digitise over 8,000 portraits a year and we cannot guarantee being able to digitise images that are not already scheduled.

What can you tell us?close

There are occasions when we are unsure of the identity of a sitter or artist, their life dates, occupation or have not recorded their family relationships. Sometimes we have not recorded the date of a portrait. Do you have specialist knowledge or a particular interest about any aspect of the portrait or sitter or artist that you can share with us? We would welcome any information that adds to and enhances our information and understanding about a particular portrait, sitter or artist.

Citationclose

How do you know this? Please could you let us know your source of information.

* Permission to publish (Privacy information)
Privacy Informationclose

The National Portrait Gallery will NOT use your information to contact you or store for any other purpose than to investigate or display your contribution. By ticking permission to publish you are indicating your agreement for your contribution to be shown on this collection item page. Please note your email address will not be displayed on the page nor will it be used for any marketing material or promotion of any kind.

Please ensure your comments are relevant and appropriate. Your contributions must be polite and with no intention of causing trouble. All contributions are moderated.

Your Emailclose

Contributions are moderated. We'll need your email address so that we can follow up on the information provided and contact you to let you know when your contribution has been published.