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John Benjamin Stone portrait Vanity Fair photographer

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Sir John Benjamin Stone


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Original antique portrait print


East Birmingham'. Vanity Fair portrait of Sir John Benjamin Stone (1838-1914)who was a British Conservative politician, and a prolific amateur photographer who travelled widely in pursuit of his hobby. He made 26,000 photographs and wrote books as he travelled to Spain, Norway, Japan and Brazil. Amongst his published works were A Summer Holiday in Spain (1873), Children of Norway (1882), and a fairy tale called The Traveller's Joy. He also made an invaluable record of the folk customs and traditions of the British Isles. The Benjamin Stone Collection housed in the Birmingham Central Library contains many thousands of examples of his work. In 1897 he founded the National Photographic Record Association, of which he became president. The National Portrait Gallery holds 62 of his portraits and many photographs of people and places in and around Westminster. His amateur career culminated in 1911 with his appointment as official photographer to the coronation of King George V.

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artist Spy (Sir Leslie Ward) (1851-1922)
method Chromolithograph
date 1902
size 390mm by 265mm (sheet)
SKU PT3392