Downey, W. and D.


W. and D. Downey were Victorian studio photographers operating in London from the 1860s to the 1910s.

In 1863 they opened a studio on Eldon Square in Newcastle. The same year William set up a studio in the Houses of Parliament and produced portraits of every parliamentarian of the day.

William moved to 57 & 61 Ebury Street in London in 1872 and opened another studio, his brother managing the Newcastle branch.

Downey used Joseph Swan's carbon process for their best work. In the 1880s Mawson, Swan & Morgan of Newcastle, was the world's largest manufacturer of photographic dry plates, the convenience of which made photography a commercial reality.

William Downey's son, William Edward Downey (1855–1908), managed most of the royal sittings during the Edwardian era.


For details and scans of any of the Downey portraits listed below, please get in touch with me.

Woodburytypes each  3  3/4 X 5  1/2  inches on  a   7  1/2 X  9 inch page


THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF FIFE $50.00
THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY $35.00
LORD ARMSTRONG $75.00
THE PRINCE OF WALES $150.00
THE DUKE OF WESTMINSTER $45.00
MR. LEWIS MORRIS $75.00
MISS ANNA WILLIAMS $75.00
SIR JAMES LINTON $75.00
COLONEL MAURICE $100.00
SIR FREDERICK ABEL $75.00
THE REV. HENRY ALLON, D D $35.00
MRS. FAWCETT $75.00
LORD HERSCHELL $50.00
MRS. LYNN LINTON $75.00
THE REV. HUGH PRICE HUGHES $50.00
THE RIGHT HON. JOHN MORLEY $35.00
THE REV. DR. WARRE $35.00
MRS. HUMPHRY WARD $75.00
SIR HENRY PONSONBY $35.00


Downey, W. and D .Sir Frederick Leighton

Downey, W. and D .Sir Frederick Leighton

W. and D. DowneySir Frederick LeightonWoodburytype3  3/4 X 5  1/2  inches on  a&..

$100.00 Ex Tax: $100.00

Downey, W. and D.  Sarah Bernhardt In Sardou's THEODORA

Downey, W. and D. Sarah Bernhardt In Sardou's THEODORA

W. and D. DowneySARAH BERNHARDT Woodburytype3 3/4 X 5 1/2  inches on  a  &n..

$450.00 Ex Tax: $450.00

Downey, W. and D. Lord Charles Beresford

Downey, W. and D. Lord Charles Beresford

W. and D. DowneyLord Charles BeresfordWoodburytype3  3/4 X 5  1/2  inches on  a&..

$75.00 Ex Tax: $75.00

Downey, W. and D. Miss Langtry

Downey, W. and D. Miss Langtry

W. and D. DowneyMiss LangtryWoodburytype3  3/4 X 5  1/2  inches on  a  &nbs..

$300.00 Ex Tax: $300.00

Downey, W. and D. Mr. James Payn

Downey, W. and D. Mr. James Payn

W. and D. DowneyMr. James Payn, English NovelistWoodburytype3  3/4 X 5  1/2  inches o..

$75.00 Ex Tax: $75.00

Downey, W. and D. Mr.Frank Lockwood

Downey, W. and D. Mr.Frank Lockwood

W. and D. DowneyMr.Frank LockwoodWoodburytype3  3/4 X 5  1/2  inches on  a ..

$75.00 Ex Tax: $75.00

Downey, W. and D. Professor Huxley

Downey, W. and D. Professor Huxley

W. and D. Downey Professor HuxleyWoodburytype3  3/4 X 5  1/2  inches on  a&..

$125.00 Ex Tax: $125.00

Downey, W. and D. Some Leading Actresses, A Group

Downey, W. and D. Some Leading Actresses, A Group

W. and D. DowneySome Leading Actresses, A GroupWoodburytype3  3/4 X  5 1/2  inches on..

$125.00 Ex Tax: $125.00

Downey, W. and D. The Princesses Victoria and Maud of Wales

Downey, W. and D. The Princesses Victoria and Maud of Wales

W. and D. DowneyThe Princesses Victoria and Maud of WalesWoodburytype3  3/4 X 5  1/2 ..

$125.00 Ex Tax: $125.00

Downey, W. and D.The Countess Of Dudley

Downey, W. and D.The Countess Of Dudley

W. and D. DowneyThe Countess Of DudleyWoodburytype3  3/4 X 5  1/2  inches on  a&..

$50.00 Ex Tax: $50.00

Downey, W. and D.The Duke and Duchess of York

Downey, W. and D.The Duke and Duchess of York

W. and D. DowneyThe Duke  and  Duchess of York and  BridesmaidsWoodburytype  3/4..

$200.00 Ex Tax: $200.00

Downey, W. and D.The Duke Of Connaught

Downey, W. and D.The Duke Of Connaught

W. and D. DowneyThe Duke Of ConnaughtWoodburytype3  3/4 X 5  1/2  inches on  a&n..

$100.00 Ex Tax: $100.00

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