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Portraits produced at The London School of Photography Studios

Proprietor: Samuel Prout Newcombe

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[ABOVE] A carte-de-visite portrait of a seated woman holding a book, photographed at Myddleton Hall, Islington, North London, one of the London School of Photography studios owned by Samuel Prout Newcombe (c1863). On the reverse of the carte-de-visite there are details of eight branch studios of The London School of Photography; seven in London and one in Liverpool. Negative No. 24,815. [ABOVE] A carte-de-visite portrait of a man standing between a chair and a table, probably photographed at 103 Newgate Street, London, one of the London School of Photography studios owned by Samuel Prout Newcombe (c1863). On the reverse of the carte-de-visite there are details of eight branch studios of The London School of Photography; seven in London and one in Liverpool. Negative No. 53, 246. [ABOVE] The trade plate of The London School of Photography listing six studios in London, plus one branch studio at 46 Church Street,  Liverpool. This trade plate design (which is printed on the reverse of the carte-de-visite portrait on the right), appears to have been used exclusively by the Liverpool branch of The London School of Photography at 46 Church Street,  Liverpool. (c1864). Negative No. 15,336. [ABOVE] A carte-de-visite portrait of a seated woman with her hand on an open book, photographed at 46 Church Street,  Liverpool, a branch studio of The London School of Photography, a chain of photographic studios owned by Samuel Prout Newcombe (c1864).  On the reverse of the carte-de-visite there are details of seven branch studios of The London School of Photography; six in London, plus the one in Liverpool. Negative No. 15,336.

[ABOVE] A carte-de-visite portrait of a young man standing by a chair,  photographed at one of the London School of Photography studios owned by Samuel Prout Newcombe (c1862). On the reverse of the carte-de-visite there are details of seven branch studios of The London School of Photography; six in London and one in Liverpool. Negative No. 30,539. [ABOVE] A carte-de-visite portrait of a bearded man standing beside a decorated pedestal, photographed at one of the London School of Photography studios owned by Samuel Prout Newcombe (c1864). On the reverse of the carte-de-visite there are details of seven branch studios of The London School of Photography; six in London and one in Liverpool. Negative No. 45,958. [ABOVE] A carte-de-visite portrait of a young woman, book in hand, photographed  in front of a painted backdrop at one of the London School of Photography studios owned by Samuel Prout Newcombe (c1863). On the reverse of the carte-de-visite there are details of eight branch studios of The London School of Photography; seven in London and one in Liverpool. Negative No. 24,815. [ABOVE] A carte-de-visite portrait of a man identified as Frederick Johnson standing in front of a painted backdrop  at one of the London School of Photography studios owned by Samuel Prout Newcombe (c1865). On the reverse of the carte-de-visite there are details of seven branch studios of The London School of Photography; six in London and one in Liverpool. Negative No. 48, 918.
[ABOVE] The trade plate of The London School of Photography as printed on the reverse of a carte-de-visite portrait dating from around 1865. (See the carte-de-visite  portrait on the right).  Negative No. 9740. The branch studio at 46 Church Street,  Liverpool, closed for business in 1865. This trade plate design was used on carte-de-visite portraits produced in the London studios. [ABOVE] A carte-de-visite portrait of a woman in a bonnet photographed at one of the London School of Photography studios owned by Samuel Prout Newcombe (c1865). On the reverse of the carte-de-visite there are details of seven branch studios of The London School of Photography; six in London and one in Liverpool. Negative No. 9,740. [ABOVE] A vignette portrait of an unknown  man, a carte-de-visite photograph taken at 103 Newgate Street, London, one of the London School of Photography studios owned by Samuel Prout Newcombe (c1871). On the reverse of the carte-de-visite there are details of five branch studios of The London School of Photography, all in London. Negative No. 90,780. [ABOVE] A carte-de-visite portrait of a seated woman, photographed at 103 Newgate Street, London, one of the London School of Photography studios owned by Samuel Prout Newcombe (c1863). On the reverse of the carte-de-visite there are details of eight branch studios of The London School of Photography; seven in London and one in Liverpool. Negative No. 70,225.

[ABOVE] A carte-de-visite portrait of a bearded man in clerical garb, standing by a chair. Photographed at 103 Newgate Street, London, one of the London School of Photography studios owned by Samuel Prout Newcombe (c1866). On the reverse of the carte-de-visite there are details of  five branch studios of The London School of Photography, all in London.  The name of  Mr. S. Prout Newcombe, the studio proprietor, is printed on the reverse of the carte. Negative No. 63,243. [ABOVE] A carte-de-visite portrait of a youth leaning against a decorated pedestal, on which stands an ornamental sculpture of a stag. Photographed at 103 Newgate Street, London, one of the London School of Photography studios owned by Samuel Prout Newcombe (c1865).  On the reverse of the carte-de-visite there are details of eight branch studios of The London School of Photography; seven in London and one in Liverpool. Negative No. 75,166 [ABOVE] A carte-de-visite portrait of a bearded man posed in front of a painted backdrop suggesting a  room with a view across a seaside bay. Photographed at one of the London School of Photography studios owned by Samuel Prout Newcombe (c1865). On the reverse of the carte-de-visite there are details of seven branch studios of The London School of Photography; six in London and one in Liverpool. Negative No. 51, 253. [ABOVE] A carte-de-visite portrait of a young woman holding a basket of flowers, photographed at 103 Newgate Street, London, one of the London School of Photography studios owned by Samuel Prout Newcombe (c1869). On the reverse of the carte-de-visite there are details of of five branch studios of The London School of Photography, all in London. Negative No. 83,886.

[ABOVE] A carte-de-visite portrait of a man standing beside a decorated pedestal, photographed at one of the London School of Photography studios owned by Samuel Prout Newcombe (c1862). On the reverse of the carte-de-visite there are details of eight branch studios of The London School of Photography; seven in London and one in Liverpool. Negative No. 19,223. On the reverse of the carte-de-visite, the subject is identified with a hand-written pencilled  inscription "Duchesne". [ABOVE] A carte-de-visite portrait of a young woman standing beside a basket of flowers resting on a large, decoratively-carved table. Photographed at 46 Church Street,  Liverpool, a  branch studio of The London School of Photography, a chain of photographic studios owned by Samuel Prout Newcombe (c1864). On the reverse of the carte-de-visite  are details of seven branch studios of The London School of Photography; six in London, plus the one in Liverpool. [ABOVE] A carte-de-visite portrait of a man wearing light-coloured trousers and standing between a table and chair, photographed at one of the London School of Photography studios owned by Samuel Prout Newcombe (c1862). On the reverse of the carte-de-visite there are details of eight branch studios of The London School of Photography; seven in London and one in Liverpool. Negative No. 30,241. [ABOVE] The trade plate of The London School of Photography listing seven studios in London, plus one branch studio at 46 Church Street,  Liverpool. These studio details appear printed on the reverse of the carte-de-visite portrait illustrated on the left. Negative No. 30,241. A date can be estimated based on the negative number and the studios listed. The branch at 52 King William Street, City of London, was only in business between 1862 and 1863.

[ABOVE] A carte-de-visite portrait of a young woman holding a letter, photographed at Myddleton Hall, Islington, North London, one of the London School of Photography studios owned by Samuel Prout Newcombe (c1863). On the reverse of the carte-de-visite there are details of eight branch studios of The London School of Photography; seven in London and one in Liverpool. (See the illustration on the right). Negative No. 32,687. [ABOVE] The trade plate of The London School of Photography as printed on the reverse of a carte-de-visite portrait produced at d Myddleton Hall, Islington, North London, one of the photographic studios owned by Samuel Prout Newcombe (c1863). (See the carte-de-visite  portrait on the left).  The name of  Mr. S. Prout Newcombe, the studio proprietor appears beneath the name of the photographic studio. Negative No. 32,687. [ABOVE] A carte-de-visite portrait of a teenaged youth leaning against a small column, photographed at 103 Newgate Street, London, one of the London School of Photography studios owned by Samuel Prout Newcombe (c1870). On the reverse of the carte-de-visite there are details of five branch studios of The London School of Photography,  plus the inscription "Eddie Oct. 18th, 1852" (presumably the sitters date of birth). Negative No. 85,191. [ABOVE] A carte-de-visite portrait of a young man standing by an occasional table, photographed at 103 Newgate Street, London, one of the London School of Photography studios owned by Samuel Prout Newcombe (c1870). On the reverse of the carte-de-visite there are details of five branch studios of The London School of Photography, all in London. Negative No. 85,227.
 

Studios of The London School of Photography

STUDIO ADDRESS

DATES ACTIVE

NOTES

78 Newgate Street, City of London

1854 - 1859

MANAGERS: Charles William Quinn; William Joseph Anderton

44 Regent Street, Westminster, London

1856 - 1857

 
174 Regent Street, Westminster, London

1857 - 1875

Acquired by Emma Smorthwaite (Mrs Charles Bungey) in 1876
Myddleton Hall, 142 Upper St., Islington, London

1857 - 1875

Acquired by Edward Adams in 1875
Pantheon, Oxford Street, Westminster, London

1859 - 1867

Acquired by wine merchants W. & A. Gilbey in 1867
23 Poultry, City of London

1859 - 1866

Acquired by Photographic Cameo Portrait Company in 1866
52 Cheapside, City of London

1860 - 1876

Purchased by William Smorthwaite in 1876
103 Newgate Street, City of London

1860 - 1875

Purchased by Wm. S. Bradshaw & Thos. P. Godart in 1876
52 King William Street, City of London

1862 - 1863

Purchased by Windsor & Carter
Soho Bazaar, Oxford St., Westminster, London

1867 - 1873

 

1 Market Place, Manchester, Lancashire

1857 - 1865

Purchased from Maria Clarke in 1857 by S. Prout Newcombe
46 Church Street, Liverpool, Lancashire

1859 - 1865

 
 

Click on the link below to read an account of the life and career of Samuel Prout Newcombe and other members of the Newcombe-Prout family of Photographers

Samuel Prout Newcombe,The London School of Photography and the Newcombe Family of Photographers

 

 

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