James Lafayette was the pseudonym of James Stack Lauder (1853-1923). He was a late [1 ] Victorian and Edwardian portrait photographer, and managing director from 1898 to 1923 of a company in Dublin specializing in society photographs, Lafayette Ltd. In 1887, he became the first Irish photographer to be granted the [1 ] royal warrant. [2 ]
Collections [ edit ]
While thousands of images were credited to Lafayette studios, only those 649 photographs which were registered for copyright bear his signature as author.
These are now held in the [2 ] Public Record Office, in Kew, London. The Lafayette Collection at London's [2 ] Victoria & Albert Museum consists of 3,500 glass plate and celluloid negatives. A further collection of 30,000 to 40,000 nitrate negatives is at London's [3 ] National Portrait Gallery. Further collections are in the [3 ] Royal Archives at Windsor Castle; and in private hands in Dublin. [2 ]
Notes and references [ edit ]
^ a b Anon. (1990).
^ a b c d Meadows (2004)
^ a b Meadows (1990).
Anon, 1990. V&A.
Brief history of the Lafayette Studio Retrieved: 5 January 2008. London: Victoria & Albert Museum. Meadows, Jane. 1990. V&A.
James Lafayette biography Retrieved: 5 January 2008. London: Victoria & Albert Museum. Meadows, Jane. 2004. "Lauder, James Stack (1853–1923)",
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Online edition Retrieved: 6 January 2008.
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