Maull & Polyblank

Datesactive 1850s - 1860s

Maull & Polyblank's London photographic studio was founded in 1854. Their most notable body of work, Photographic Portraits of Living Celebrities, was published from 1856 to 1859. It included forty individual portraits with accompanying biographies, issued to subscribers over a period of forty-one months and eventually bound in a single volume, a practice popular in the 1850s and 1860s. The studio specialized in portraits of noted individuals, which were frequently published as engravings in the Illustrated London News.

Henry Maull later formed two other partnerships, Maull & Co. in 1866 and Maull & Fox in 1879, both in London. No biographical information has come to light on the partner known only as Polyblank.

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