Francis Bedford (photographer)

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River Elwy by Francis Bedford
Sphinx and Egyptian pyramids by Francis Bedford

Francis Bedford (1816 in London – 15 May 1894) was an English photographer.[1]

Life[edit]

Francis Bedford was the son of the successful church architect Francis Octavius Bedford. He began his career as an architectural draughtsman and lithographer, before taking up photography in the early 1850s.[2]

He helped to found the Royal Photographic Society in 1853. In 1854, at Marlborough House Queen Victoria commissioned him to photograph objects in the royal collection.[3]

Photography records[edit]

On 19 February 2009 Swann Galleries set an auction record for Bedford's work Photographic Pictures Made by Mr. Francis Bedford During the Tour in the East, a suite of three albums from 1862. They albums sold for $132,000.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "This day, May 15, in Jewish history". Cleveland Jewish News. 
  2. ^ Phillip N. Allen. "The Francis Bedford Topographical Photographs from Birmingham Central Library". Adam Matthew Publication. Retrieved 24 June 2010. 
  3. ^ Francis Bedford, Answers.com.

External links[edit]

Media related to Francis Bedford at Wikimedia Commons