Images of Alfred Russel Wallace
Aug 6, 2010Public
Photo: Alfred Russel Wallace by Unknown photographer. Platinotype copy of a daguerreotype, NPG catalogue says "circa 1842 or 1848" - 1848 is most likely. 3 1/8 in. x 3 1/8 in. (79 mm x 78 mm) image size. Given by the sitter's children, W.G. and Violet Wallace, 1916. Photographs Collection. NPG x5108. © National Portrait Gallery, London. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported  (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/)
Photo: Alfred Russel Wallace in 1848 (as dated in 1st edition of "My Life") aged 25 just before he left for the Amazon. This is the earliest known image of ARW. Curiously, in the 2nd (1908) edition of "My Life" this image is captioned "AGED 24", which would mean that it would have been taken in 1847. Photographer: Unknown (possibly Thomas Sims). First published in ARW's My Life (1905). I do not know if the original (a Daguerreotype) survives, but a old photograph taken of it is present in the Natural History Museum's, (London) Wallace Archive. The image is laterally reversed as in most early Daguerreotypes. Scanned from My Life (1905). Copyright of scan: A. R. Wallace Memorial Fund & G. W. Beccaloni.
Photo: Alfred Russel Wallace in 1853 aged 30 after his return from the Amazon. Photographer: Thomas Sims. First published in ARW's My Life (1905). The original was almost certainly an ambrotype and I do not know whether it survives. Scanned from My Life (1905). Copyright of scan: A. R. Wallace Memorial Fund & G. W. Beccaloni.
Photo: Alfred Russel Wallace
by Unknown photographer
calotype. NPG states that this photo was taken "1847-1849", but it is more likely dated 1853-54.
Image size 5 5/8 in. x 4 3/8 in. (143 mm x 112 mm). Given by W.G. and Violet Wallace, 1916
Photographs Collection
NPG x5109
© National Portrait Gallery, London
Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported  (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/)
Photo: Alfred Russel Wallace in 1853 or 1854. From an ambrotype in a private collection. Photographer: Unknown. Copyright of photo: G. W. Beccaloni.
Photo: Alfred Russel Wallace, his sister Fanny & his mother in c. 1853-1854. Photographer: Unknown. First published in Shermer (2002). The original was almost certainly an ambrotype. Scanned with permission from an old print owned by the Wallace family. Copyright of scan: A. R. Wallace Memorial Fund & G. W. Beccaloni.
Photo: Wallace playing chess with his sister Fanny in 1853 or 1854. From an ambrotype photograph. Photographer: Unknown. Original in private collection. Copyright of photo: G. W. Beccaloni.
Photo: Alfred Russel Wallace (aged 39) and his friend Frederick Geach in Singapore in February 1862, just before ARW returned to Britain. This is the only known photograph taken of ARW whilst he was in the Malay Archipelago. This is an original print on thin paper which has been pasted onto a sheet of paper. The annotations below the print are in ARW's hand. All other versions of this image are copies of this print. Photographer: Unknown. First published ? Scanned with permission from the original owned by the Wallace family. Copyright of scan: A. R. Wallace Memorial Fund & G. W. Beccaloni.
Photo: This is an altered version of the preceding photo - Geach having been painted out. First published in Marchant (1916). Scanned from Marchant (1916). Copyright of scan: A. R. Wallace Memorial Fund & G. W. Beccaloni.
Photo: Alfred Russel Wallace in c. 1862 aged c. 39, soon after his return from the Malay Archipelago. This is a hand-coloured print in carte de visite format. Photographer: Thomas Sims. First published in Marchant (1916). Scanned with permission from the original owned by the Wallace family. All other versions of this image (e.g. the image published in Marchant (1916)) are copies of this original, since blemishes unique to this print are present on these later copies. There is an old black & white second generation copy of this photograph in the Natural History Museum, London's Wallace Archive. Copyright of scan: A. R. Wallace Memorial Fund & G. W. Beccaloni.
Photo: Wallace in ? Photographer unknown. Copyright of photograph: Public domain.
Photo: Alfred Russel Wallace in c. 1869. In "My Life" Alfred Russel Wallace says that this photo was taken in 1869 i.e. when he was aged 46 and living in Regent's Park, London. However, his son William thought it was taken between 1863 and 1866 (see http://wallacefund.info/national-portrait-gallery-portraits). A large version of this photograph, which has been painted over in oil paints, is in the National Portrait Gallery (the background must have been painted in since the original lacks the objects shown in the painting). A painting by Evstafieff of ARW in the Malay Archipelago was based on this image. Photographer: Thomas Sims. First published in ARW's My Life (1905). Photographed with permission from an original positive photograph on an 21.2 x 16.4 cm glass plate owned by the Wallace family. Copyright of photo: G. W. Beccaloni.
Photo: Alfred Russel Wallace in c. 1869. Photographer: Thomas Sims. Colorized by Edvos (Paul Edwards). Copyright of photo: G. W. Beccaloni.
Photo: Carte de visite signed by Alfred Russel Wallace.. This is the same image as the preceding one. Photographer: Thomas Sims. First published in ARW's My Life (1905). Photo of an original cdv owned by the Wallace family. Copyright of scan: G. W. Beccaloni.
Photo: Same image as preceding one. Printed on very thin slightly glossy paper. A later copy of an original photo. Photographer: Thomas Sims. First published in ARW's My Life (1905). Scanned with permission from an old print in the collection of the Wallace family. Copyright of scan: A. R. Wallace Memorial Fund & G. W. Beccaloni.
Photo: Alfred Russel Wallace in c. 1869. This version was probably used to prepare the plate in My Life. Scanned with permission from the original owned by the Wallace family. Copyright of scan: A. R. Wallace Memorial Fund & G. W. Beccaloni.
Photo: Alfred Russel Wallace in c. 1869. Scanned with permission from the original owned by the Wallace family. Copyright of scan: A. R. Wallace Memorial Fund & G. W. Beccaloni.
Photo: Old photograph of the well known portrait in oils (289 mm x 225 mm) of Wallace in c. 1869 which is in the National Portrait Gallery, London (NPG 1765). The original portrait was painted by an unknown artist over a photograph by Wallace's brother-in-law Thomas Sims. It was donated by Wallace's children William and Violet in 1916. Scanned with permission from the original print owned by the Wallace family. Copyright of scan: A. R. Wallace Memorial Fund & G. W. Beccaloni.
Photo: Alfred Russel Wallace
by Thomas Sims
oil over photograph, (circa 1863-1866)
11 3/8 in. x 8 7/8 in. (289 mm x 225 mm)
Given by the sitter's children, W.G. and Violet Wallace, 1916
Primary Collection
NPG 1765
© National Portrait Gallery, London
Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported  (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/)
Photo: Portrait in oils of Alfred Russel Wallace by Hardjanto 2009. Property of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences. Copyright: Hardjanto.
Photo: Alfred Russel Wallace in ? This is an original print in carte de visite format. Photographer: Sawyer & Bird, London. First published on the Wallace Website in March, 2010. Scanned with permission from the original owned by the Wallace family. Copyright of scan & owner of Publication Right: A. R. Wallace Memorial Fund & G. W. Beccaloni.
Photo: Alfred Russel Wallace taken in c. 1869. This is an original print in carte de visite format. Photographer: Thomas Sims. First published on the Wallace Website in March, 2010. Scanned with permission from the original owned by the Wallace family. Copyright of scan & owner of Publication Right: A. R. Wallace Memorial Fund & G. W. Beccaloni.
Photo: Alfred Russel Wallace possibly taken in c. 1869. At least two slightly different images resulted from this sitting. Photographer: Thomas Sims. Scanned from an original cdv. Copyright of scan: Royal Entomological Society, UK.
Photo: A spirit photgraph featuring Alfred Russel Wallace and the "spirit of his mother" taken on the 14th March 1874. This is an original print in carte de visite format. Photographer: Frederick A. Hudson. Scanned with permission from the original owned by the Wallace family. Copyright of scan: A. R. Wallace Memorial Fund & G. W. Beccaloni.