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Camille Silvy Collection, Album 7 (Daybook Volume 7), 1862-66


1296 Portraits in set

A collection of twelve albums representing the output of Camille Silvy’s (1834-1910) photographic portrait studio based at 38 Porchester Terrace, Bayswater, London. Compiled by the studio, each album is arranged almost entirely chronologically and in sitter number order. Each page is divided into a grid of four sections with each section featuring one carte-de-visite sized albumen print from the sittings, pasted beneath the sitter number and a handwritten identification of the photograph’s subject. Album 7: sitter numbers 8244-9627 (22 May 1862 - 23 July 1866), 343 pages containing 1343 photographs. Notable sitters include: Sir Robert Garrett; Sir Frederick Abbott; Adelina Patti; Ferdinand Freiligrath; Charles Fechter; Francis Fox Tuckett; reproduction of a daguerreotype of Honoré de Balzac by Louis Auguste Bisson.

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'Reproduction by order of Mr. Balzac' (Honoré de Balzac), by Camille Silvy, after a daguerreotype by  Louis Auguste Bisson - NPG Ax58909

'Reproduction by order of Mr. Balzac' (Honoré de Balzac)

by Camille Silvy, after a daguerreotype by Louis Auguste Bisson
albumen print, circa 1862 (1842)
NPG Ax58909

'Reproduction from a photographic portrait of Mr. C. Silvy', by Camille Silvy, after  Unknown photographer - NPG Ax59139

'Reproduction from a photographic portrait of Mr. C. Silvy'

by Camille Silvy, after Unknown photographer
albumen print, circa 1862 (circa 1853)
NPG Ax59139

Polymnia Ralli (née Ralli), by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax59087

Polymnia Ralli (née Ralli)

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, early-mid 1860s
NPG Ax59087

Lord Robert Montagu, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax59029

Lord Robert Montagu

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 1862-1866 (1860)
NPG Ax59029

Adelina Patti in costume for six different roles, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax59127

Adelina Patti in costume for six different roles

by Camille Silvy
albumen photomontage, 1866 (circa 1861)
NPG Ax59127

Adelina Patti in costume for six different roles, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax59128

Adelina Patti in costume for six different roles

by Camille Silvy
albumen photomontage, 1866 (circa 1861)
NPG Ax59128

Camille Silvy, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax58975

Camille Silvy

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, circa 1862
NPG Ax58975

Camille Silvy, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax58976

Camille Silvy

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, circa 1862
NPG Ax58976

Camille Silvy, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax59247

Camille Silvy

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, circa 1862
NPG Ax59247