Requires Photography

Photographic Portraits of Living Celebrities [Vol. I]

Maull and Polyblank (English, active 1854–1865), Author Edward Walford (English, 1823–1897), Author Herbert Fry (English), Sitter Edward Matthew Ward (English, 1816–1879), Sitter George Cruikshank (English, 1792–1878), Sitter William Powell Frith (English, 1819–1909)

Place of Publication: London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

Goldschmidt & Naef, Truthful Lens, cat. 116


Overall: 30.8 x 25.2 x 1.7 cm (12 1/8 x 9 15/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with sixteen photographs (albumen prints)

Not On View


Europe, Photography


Illustrated books

([London: Maull and Polyblank, 1856-1857]) Quarto; 33 pp., plus 16 plates; contemporary gilt-stamped green morocco.

Photographic portraits of British scientists, authors, statesmen, artists, and other luminaries

[London: Maull and Polyblank, 1856-1858]


Thackrey and Robertson, San Francisco, CA, from whom purchased by the MFA, December 8, 1976.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund