Henry Maull

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Henry Maull (1829 – 1914) was a British photographer who specialised in portraits of noted individuals.

Biography[edit]

Maull was born in Clerkenwell as the son of a tradesman.[1] He married Eliza (b Islington 1831) and became a member of the Royal Photographic Society in 1870.[2]

Henry Maull formed several partnerships during his career:[1]

c. 1900 "Maull & Fox" portrait of Fanny Bullock Workman.
  • 1879-1885: Maull & Fox, in partnership with John Fox[disambiguation needed] (1832 - 1907). The studio continued under the original name by others and moved to 200 Gray's Inn Road. It was officially closed on October 26, 1928[6] and the final creditors' meeting was held on November 30, 1928. The firm was taken over by the Graphic Photo Union, which in turn was taken over by Kemsley Newspapers.[2]

Maull operated studios at the following locations:[2]

  1. 62 Cheapside, City of London March 1865 - 1871.
  2. Tavistock House, 252 Fulham Road, Chelsea March 1865 - 1869.
  3. 187a Piccadilly, Westminster March 1865 - 1871.

Works[edit]

  • Portraits of Members of Parliament by Maull and Polyblank, 163 photographs[5]
  • Portraits of noted individuals, which were frequently published as engravings in the Illustrated London News[4]
  • Photographs of Fellows from the mid-nineteenth century until the early twentieth century.[1][7]

Photographic Portraits of Living Celebrities[edit]

Photographic Portraits of Living Celebrities OCLC 14022227 was published from 1856 to 1859, forty individual portraits with accompanying biographies by Herbert Fry (Pts 1 - 4; later parts by Edward Walford), issued to subscribers over a period of forty-one months and eventually all published in a single volume London, W. Kent, 1859. Vol I[2][4]

The issues published were:[2]

  1. May 1856. Professor Owen
  2. June 1856. Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay
  3. July 1856. Robert Stephenson
  4. August 1856. John Arthur Roebuck
  5. September 1856. Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie, 2nd Baronet
  6. October 1856. Edward Hodges Baily
  7. November 1856. Samuel Warren[disambiguation needed]
  8. December 1856. Professor Thomas Graham
  9. January 1857. Edward Matthew Ward
  10. February 1857. Lord Campbell[disambiguation needed]
  11. March 1857. George Cruikshank
  12. April 1857. Rowland Hill[disambiguation needed]
  13. May 1857. Sir William Fenwick Williams
  14. June 1857. William P. Frith
  15. July 1857. Cardinal Wiseman
  16. August 1857. Lord Brougham
  17. September 1857. Martin Farquhar Tupper
  18. October 1857. Michael Faraday
  19. November 1857. John Gibson[disambiguation needed]
  20. December 1857. Earl of Rosse
  21. January 1858. Charles Kean
  22. February 1858. William Ewart Gladstone
  23. March 1858. Sir Archibald Alison
  24. April 1858. William Sterndale Bennett
  25. May 1858. David Livingstone
  26. June 1858. Earl of Aberdeen
  27. July 1858. Daniel Maclise
  28. August 1858. Lord Stanley
  29. September 1858. Bishop of London Dr Tait
  30. October 1858. Austen Henry Layard
  31. November 1858. Clarkson Stanfield
  32. December 1858. Lord Panmure
  33. January 1859. John Baldwin Buckstone
  34. February 1859. Comte de Montalambert
  35. March 1859. Samuel Lover
  36. April 1859. Lord John Manners
  37. May 1859. Bishop of Oxford Samuel Wilberforce
  38. June 1859. Sir John Lawrence
  39. July 1859. Lord Colchester
  40. August 1859. Archbishop of Canterbury John Bird Sumner

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Maull Portrait Photograph Collection". The Royal Society. Retrieved 2007-09-10. 
  2. ^ a b c d e PhotoLondon biography
  3. ^ London Gazette, 1865 p 2059
  4. ^ a b c Maull & Polyblank
  5. ^ a b "House of Commons Library Photograph Albums". U.K. Parliament Archives. Retrieved 2007-09-10. 
  6. ^ London Gazette, 1928 p 7493
  7. ^ Christine Woollett (January 9, 2007). "The Maull photographic portrait collection held at The Royal Society". Notes Rec. R. Soc. 61: 69–74. doi:10.1098/rsnr.2006.0169. Retrieved 2007-09-10. [dead link]

Further reading[edit]

  • Bertie Polyblank (September 1987). "Maul & Polyblank and the Carte de Visite". Polyblank Society Occasional Newsletter (3).  illus of cdvs

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