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Francis Bedford

English photographer

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Bedford set up a photographic studio in London in 1850 and in 1853 he was a founding member of the Royal Photographic Society. In 1854, Bedford was commissioned by Queen Victoria to photograph objects of the Royal Collection. In 1857 Bedford became a member of the Photographic Society of London. In 1862, Bedford accompanied the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII, on a tour of Palestine, Syria, Constantinople, Athens and the Mediterranean Islands. Bedford also produced photographs of East Anglia and the British Midlands. He is considered one of the finest landscape photographers of the era. He was associated with the Architectural Photographic Association. Died 15 May 1894.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500023245.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Francis Bedford:

Francis Bedford Conway Castle, The Courtyard, 19th century Albumen print
Francis Bedford Chester, Phoenix Tower from Walb., 19th century Albumen print
Francis Bedford Warwick, West Gate and Leicesters Hospital, ca. 1850-1870 Albumen print
Francis Bedford Chester, Grosvenor Hotel and Eastgate, ca. 1850-1870 Albumen print
Francis Bedford Chester, St. John's Ruins and Clock Tower, ca. 1850-1870 Albumen print
Francis Bedford Stratford-on-Avon, Washington Irving’s Room, ca. 1850-1870 Albumen print
Francis Bedford Torquay, Babbicombe Bay, from the Inn, ca. 1850-1870 Possibly platinum print
Francis Bedford Shottery, Interior of Ann Hathaway’s Cottage, ca. 1850-1870 Albumen print
Francis Bedford Berry Pomeroy Castle, The Guard Room, ca. 1850-1870 Platinum print
Attributed to Francis Bedford Warwick Castle, ca. 1850-1870 Albumen print
Attributed to Francis Bedford Hawarden Old Castle, ca. 1850-1870 Albumen print
Attributed to Francis Bedford Chester Cathedral, Choir West, ca. 1850-1870 Albumen print
Attributed to Francis Bedford Shakespeare’s Home, Stratford-on-Avon, ca. 1850-1870 Albumen print with chimney smoke added
Attributed to Francis Bedford Shakespeare’s Home, Stratford-on-Avon, ca. 1850-1870 Albumen print
Attributed to Francis Bedford England, Stratford-on-Avon, Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Interior, ca. 1850-1870 Albumen print with chimney smoke added
Attributed to Francis Bedford Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Stratford-on-Avon, ca. 1850-1870 Albumen print with chimney smoke added
Attributed to Francis Bedford Warwick Castle, View from the Bridge, ca. 1850-1870 Albumen print
Attributed to Francis Bedford St. John’s Church, Chester, ca. 1850-1870 Albumen print
Atrributed to Francis Bedford Eaton Hall, ca. 1860-1880 Albumen print
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