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John Jabez Edwin Mayall

(1813-1901), Photographer

Artist associated with 506 portraits
Born in 1813, John Jabez Edwin Mayall, né Jabez Meal, opened a daguerreotype studio in Philadelphia in the early 1840s. He soon moved to Britain where he helped to establish the American Daguerreotype Association in London. In 1851 he set up his own studio in London, photographing Queen Victoria and members of the royal family throughout the 1860s. Mayall became famous with his cartes-de-visite of the Queen and H.R.H. the Prince Consort, which sold tens of thousands of copies. Mayall left London for Brighton in the mid-1860s where he continued his photography and became involved in local politics. He died in London in 1901. The National Portrait Gallery holds more than 160 of his photographs.

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King Edward VII when Prince of Wales, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x12783

King Edward VII when Prince of Wales

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1859
NPG x12783

King Edward VII when Prince of Wales, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax26211

King Edward VII when Prince of Wales

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen print, 1859
NPG Ax26211

King Edward VII, by Alfred Crowquill (Alfred Henry Forrester), after  John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x132840

King Edward VII

by Alfred Crowquill (Alfred Henry Forrester), after John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen print with pen and ink drawing, 1859
NPG x132840

Thomas Heron Jones, 7th Viscount Ranelagh, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax29958

Thomas Heron Jones, 7th Viscount Ranelagh

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax29958

Richard Bethell, 1st Baron Westbury, after an engraving by Daniel John Pound, after  John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax5063

Richard Bethell, 1st Baron Westbury

after an engraving by Daniel John Pound, after John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1860
NPG Ax5063

Michael Costa, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax25028

Michael Costa

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax25028

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax24143

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, May 1860
NPG Ax24143

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax24147

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, May 1860
NPG Ax24147

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax17750

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax17750

Henry Thomas Buckle, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax17823

Henry Thomas Buckle

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax17823

Louis Jean Joseph Charles Blanc, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax18376

Louis Jean Joseph Charles Blanc

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax18376

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax18274

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax18274

George Peabody, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x45947

George Peabody

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x45947

George Peabody, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x45712

George Peabody

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x45712

Sir Richard Torin Kindersley, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax39727

Sir Richard Torin Kindersley

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax39727

Sir William Robert Grove, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax39748

Sir William Robert Grove

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax39748

Collage of 101 figures, compiled by Cecilia Mary Jocelyn (née Elliot), after  Disdéri, after  John Jabez Edwin Mayall, after  Camille Silvy, and after  Unknown photographers - NPG Ax129160

Collage of 101 figures

compiled by Cecilia Mary Jocelyn (née Elliot), after Disdéri, after John Jabez Edwin Mayall, after Camille Silvy, and after Unknown photographers
albumen print collage, 1860s
NPG Ax129160

Walter Kerr Hamilton, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x21361

Walter Kerr Hamilton

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x21361

Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, by Mayall & Co, after  John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x33251

Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

by Mayall & Co, after John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen panel card, (April 1860)
NPG x33251

Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x39701

Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, April 1860
NPG x39701

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