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

Sir George Scharf albumen cartes-de-visite, (Distinguished Persons)


313 Portraits in set

The majority of cartes collected in the 1860s by Sir George Scharf. Includes 4th Earl of Aberdeen, 1st July 1860 by Mayall to Lord Randolph Churchill in 1862 by A. Ken and an interesting outdoor group photograph of the 7th Earl of Carlisle and the Civil Service Cricket Club at the Vice Regal Lodge, Dublin, 18th August 1863. Inscribed and given to Scharf on 5 October 1863. Majority of cartes bear Scharf inscriptions as to date or place and from whom acquired.

List Thumbnail

Samuel Rogers, by Mr Paine - NPG Ax29963

Samuel Rogers

by Mr Paine
salt print, early-mid 1850s
NPG Ax29963

H.B. Pugh, by James Ross - NPG Ax29955

H.B. Pugh

by James Ross
albumen carte-de-visite, 1850s
NPG Ax29955

Sir David Brewster, by Maull & Co, after  Maull & Polyblank - NPG Ax5070

Sir David Brewster

by Maull & Co, after Maull & Polyblank
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s (mid-late 1850s)
NPG Ax5070

Charles John Canning, Earl Canning, by John Jabez Edwin Mayall - NPG Ax5083

Charles John Canning, Earl Canning

by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860-1866 (1855)
NPG Ax5083

Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron Macaulay, by Maull & Polyblank - NPG Ax29649

Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron Macaulay

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen carte-de-visite, April 1856
NPG Ax29649

Florence Nightingale, by Henry Hering - NPG Ax29671

Florence Nightingale

by Henry Hering
albumen carte-de-visite, (late 1856-1857)
NPG Ax29671

Daniel Sharpe, after Maull & Polyblank - NPG Ax30347

Daniel Sharpe

after Maull & Polyblank
photogravure, circa 1856
NPG Ax30347

Samuel Wilberforce, by William Edward Kilburn - NPG Ax30403

Samuel Wilberforce

by William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1850s-early 1860s
NPG Ax30403

Sir Austen Henry Layard, by Maull & Polyblank - NPG Ax16424

Sir Austen Henry Layard

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1860s (circa 1858)
NPG Ax16424

James Fergusson, by McLean, Melhuish, Napper & Co - NPG Ax16268

James Fergusson

by McLean, Melhuish, Napper & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 1859-1861
NPG Ax16268

Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, by Caldesi, Blanford & Co - NPG Ax16249

Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax16249

Charles Shaw-Lefevre, Viscount Eversley, by Caldesi, Blanford & Co - NPG Ax16263

Charles Shaw-Lefevre, Viscount Eversley

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax16263

Sir Thomas Fairbairn, 2nd Bt, by John & Charles Watkins - NPG Ax16265

Sir Thomas Fairbairn, 2nd Bt

by John & Charles Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax16265

Thomas Garnier, published by Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason) - NPG Ax16272

Thomas Garnier

published by Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason)
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax16272

Brownlow Cecil, 2nd Marquess of Exeter, by William Edward Kilburn - NPG Ax16264

Brownlow Cecil, 2nd Marquess of Exeter

by William Edward Kilburn
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax16264

George Henry Charles Byng, 3rd Earl of Strafford, by John & Charles Watkins - NPG Ax16261

George Henry Charles Byng, 3rd Earl of Strafford

by John & Charles Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax16261

Granville George Leveson-Gower, 2nd Earl Granville, by John & Charles Watkins - NPG Ax16393

Granville George Leveson-Gower, 2nd Earl Granville

by John & Charles Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax16393

Granville George Leveson-Gower, 2nd Earl Granville, by Caldesi, Blanford & Co - NPG Ax16395

Granville George Leveson-Gower, 2nd Earl Granville

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax16395

John Edward Gray, by Caldesi, Blanford & Co - NPG Ax16396

John Edward Gray

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax16396

Henry George Grey, 3rd Earl Grey, by Caldesi, Blanford & Co - NPG Ax16398

Henry George Grey, 3rd Earl Grey

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax16398

Sir George Grey, 2nd Bt, by Caldesi, Blanford & Co - NPG Ax16399

Sir George Grey, 2nd Bt

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax16399

Charles Wood, 1st Viscount Halifax, by Caldesi, Blanford & Co - NPG Ax16400

Charles Wood, 1st Viscount Halifax

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax16400

(William) Charles Henry, by James Good Tunny - NPG Ax16403

(William) Charles Henry

by James Good Tunny
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax16403

Sir Richard Rivington Holmes, by Robert Jefferson Bingham - NPG Ax16407

Sir Richard Rivington Holmes

by Robert Jefferson Bingham
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax16407

Sir Richard Rivington Holmes, by A.S. Watson - NPG Ax16409

Sir Richard Rivington Holmes

by A.S. Watson
albumen carte-de-visite, early-mid 1860s
NPG Ax16409

Sir Richard Rivington Holmes, by A.S. Watson - NPG Ax16408

Sir Richard Rivington Holmes

by A.S. Watson
albumen carte-de-visite, early-mid 1860s
NPG Ax16408

Edwin Lankester, by Antoine Claudet - NPG Ax16419

Edwin Lankester

by Antoine Claudet
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax16419

Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne, by Caldesi, Blanford & Co - NPG Ax16421

Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax16421

Henry Thomas Petty-Fitzmaurice, 4th Marquess of Lansdowne, by John & Charles Watkins - NPG Ax16422

Henry Thomas Petty-Fitzmaurice, 4th Marquess of Lansdowne

by John & Charles Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax16422

Sir Austen Henry Layard, by Caldesi, Blanford & Co - NPG Ax16425

Sir Austen Henry Layard

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax16425

William Watkiss Lloyd, by Unknown photographer - NPG Ax16430

William Watkiss Lloyd

by Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax16430

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst, by Caldesi, Blanford & Co - NPG Ax29645

John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax29645

Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st Bt, by Caldesi, Blanford & Co - NPG Ax29668

Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st Bt

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax29668

(John) Evelyn Denison, 1st Viscount Ossington, by Caldesi, Blanford & Co - NPG Ax29676

(John) Evelyn Denison, 1st Viscount Ossington

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax29676

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG Ax11975

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860-1865
NPG Ax11975

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax29683

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

by Camille Silvy
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860
NPG Ax29683

Giacomo Meyerbeer (né Jakob Liebmann Meyer Beer), by L. Haase & Co - NPG Ax29664

Giacomo Meyerbeer (né Jakob Liebmann Meyer Beer)

by L. Haase & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax29664

John Sidney North, by Hills & Saunders - NPG Ax29672

John Sidney North

by Hills & Saunders
albumen carte-de-visite, early-mid 1860s
NPG Ax29672

Susan North, Baroness North, by Herbert Watkins - NPG Ax29673

Susan North, Baroness North

by Herbert Watkins
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax29673

Susan North, Baroness North, by Leonida Caldesi - NPG Ax29674

Susan North, Baroness North

by Leonida Caldesi
albumen carte-de-visite, early-mid 1860s
NPG Ax29674

Sir Anthony Panizzi, by Caldesi, Blanford & Co - NPG Ax29948

Sir Anthony Panizzi

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax29948

Sir Anthony Panizzi, by Caldesi, Blanford & Co - NPG Ax29950

Sir Anthony Panizzi

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax29950

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, by Caldesi, Blanford & Co - NPG Ax29967

John Russell, 1st Earl Russell

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, early 1860s
NPG Ax29967

Sir George Scharf, by William Henry Southwell - NPG Ax29972

Sir George Scharf

by William Henry Southwell
albumen carte-de-visite, September 1860
NPG Ax29972

Sir George Scharf, by William Henry Southwell - NPG Ax29973

Sir George Scharf

by William Henry Southwell
albumen carte-de-visite, September 1860
NPG Ax29973

Sir George Scharf, by William Henry Southwell - NPG Ax29974

Sir George Scharf

by William Henry Southwell
albumen carte-de-visite, September 1860
NPG Ax29974

Sir George Scharf, by William Henry Southwell - NPG Ax29975

Sir George Scharf

by William Henry Southwell
albumen carte-de-visite, September 1860
NPG Ax29975

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

Robert Jocelyn, 3rd Earl of Roden, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax29961

Robert Jocelyn, 3rd Earl of Roden

by Camille Silvy
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860
NPG Ax29961

Frances Anna Maria ('Fanny') (née Elliot), Countess Russell, published by Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason) - NPG Ax29968

Frances Anna Maria ('Fanny') (née Elliot), Countess Russell

published by Mason & Co (Robert Hindry Mason)
albumen carte-de-visite, early-mid 1860s
NPG Ax29968

Johann David Passavant, by Philipp Hoff - NPG Ax29941

Johann David Passavant

by Philipp Hoff
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860-1861
NPG Ax29941

William Smith, by Caldesi, Blanford & Co - NPG Ax30350

William Smith

by Caldesi, Blanford & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860
NPG Ax30350