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John Jabez Edwin Mayall

(1813-1901), Photographer

Artist associated with 507 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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Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x26113

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860
NPG x26113

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x26114

Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860
NPG x26114

Francis Wemyss-Charteris, 9th Earl of Wemyss, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax7432

Francis Wemyss-Charteris, 9th Earl of Wemyss

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax7432

Sir John Fox Burgoyne, 1st Bt, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x38977

Sir John Fox Burgoyne, 1st Bt

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x38977

King Edward VII when Prince of Wales, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x11822

King Edward VII when Prince of Wales

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860
NPG x11822

William Ewart Gladstone, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG x87317

William Ewart Gladstone

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
carbon print, 1860s
NPG x87317

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha; Queen Victoria, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax46703

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha; Queen Victoria

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, May 1860
NPG Ax46703

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha; Queen Victoria, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax47001

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha; Queen Victoria

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, May 1860
NPG Ax47001

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax46702

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
hand-coloured albumen carte-de-visite, 1861 (May 1860)
NPG Ax46702

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax7263

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen print, 1 December 1861 (May 1860)
NPG Ax7263

Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax26212

Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught and Strathearn

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen print, 1 July 1860
NPG Ax26212

Queen Victoria; Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax26215

Queen Victoria; Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, May 1860
NPG Ax26215

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax26217

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860
NPG Ax26217

Princess Beatrice of Battenberg, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax26220

Princess Beatrice of Battenberg

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen print, 1860
NPG Ax26220

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax46157

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1860s (May 1860)
NPG Ax46157

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax46271

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, May 1860
NPG Ax46271

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