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.
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