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Walter Stoneman

(1876-1958), Photographer

Sitter in 8 portraits
Artist associated with 18525 portraits
From the age of twenty-one Stoneman worked as a photographer for the large established firm of J. Russell & Sons of Baker Street, London. He worked his way up, photographing society figures. By 1913, he had risen to the position of Managing Director. In 1917 he approached the Director of the National Portrait Gallery, James Milner, with an ambitious idea for a National Photographic Record. The Record was set up to photograph every eminent British person, with a photograph of each to be kept as a permanent record in the Gallery's reference collection. Stoneman photographed some 7,000 sitters on the Gallery's behalf; he worked on the Record for forty-one years, adding 100-200 portraits each year.

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Sir John Anderson, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x163613

Sir John Anderson

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG x163613

Alfred Milner, Viscount Milner, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x165581

Alfred Milner, Viscount Milner

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG x165581

James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x166190

James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG x166190

Sir William Crookes, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x166879

Sir William Crookes

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG x166879

Sir Edward John Poynter, 1st Bt, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x159731

Sir Edward John Poynter, 1st Bt

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG x159731

Rufus Isaacs, 1st Marquess of Reading, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x159834

Rufus Isaacs, 1st Marquess of Reading

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG x159834

Willie Redmond, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x159848

Willie Redmond

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG x159848

John Mackinnon Robertson, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x159966

John Mackinnon Robertson

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG x159966

Sir Robert Dundas Whigham, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x186099

Sir Robert Dundas Whigham

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG x186099

Sir John Arthur Ransome Marriott, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x186495

Sir John Arthur Ransome Marriott

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG x186495

William Ferguson Massey, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x186538

William Ferguson Massey

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG x186538

Sir Willoughby Robert Dottin Maycock, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x186569

Sir Willoughby Robert Dottin Maycock

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG x186569

King George V, by Walter Stoneman, for  James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax39000

King George V

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax39000

Randall Thomas Davidson, Baron Davidson of Lambeth, by Walter Stoneman, for  James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax39001

Randall Thomas Davidson, Baron Davidson of Lambeth

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax39001

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