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The studio BYRNE & Co of Richmond - are any facts available ? I mean how long in the photographic business, who was owner/founder etc. Please take a look at the letter cover.
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Byrne, William Joseph. & Co. (died 1916)
68 Southampton St, Finsbury, London (census) 1861
Byrne & Co. (W.J. Byrne & William Robey, partnership)
1 Clarence Trc, Hill St, Richmond, London 1872 - 73
(Partnership dissolved April 1873)
1 Clarence Trc, Hill St, Richmond, London 1874 - 88
7 Hill St, Richmond, London 1882 - 88
3 Colville Mansions, Powis Trce, Kensington, London (census) 1891
16, 19 & 21 Hill St, Richmond, London 1892 - 1900
2 Royal Trce, Hill St, Richmond, London 1892
16 & 19 Hill St, Richmond, London 1902 - 03
4 Heron Court, Richmond, London 1888 - 1905
My data on Byrne, from my book, Directory of English Scottish & Welsh Photographers 1839-1940.
regards, Sandy Barrie
W. J. seems to have been an habitual letter writer, and an entrant and winner in many shows.
I have likely had near 100 hits on a "W.J Byrnes" Including an article on his work in Wilson's Photographic Magaine, of April 1898, which I have extracted here:
From a Belian Journal Here:
And well represented with images in the article on photographing children:
in Another Wilson's of Dec 1893
From Photo Beacon Apr 1893:
BYRNE & COMPANY, of Richmond,London, are sending about one hundredpictures, among them being portraits ofthe Prince of Wales and family, andother royal and distinguished person¬ages. Many of the pictures are directlife-size portraits.
THE PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNAL. [Oct. 7, 1882.180. Viscount Cole, M.P. (Enlarged on drawing-pater for Crayons,original Negative byJohn Edwards) Autotype Co.181. Mrs. William James (Ditto) Ditto.182. Panel Portraits of Children W.J. Byrne & Co.— MEDAL.183. Winter on the Thames. (Platinotype print by) Fred. Hollyer184. Instantaneous Photographs of Children Robert Faulkner.185. Portraits : Charles and Edward Farrar, sons of Rev. CanonFarrar ; Kathleen Donaldson Hudson ; Lady Sybil MaryMcDonnell, and Katharine and Mary Hart Davis ... Ditto.186. "Shadows." (Enlargements on porcelain by the Collodionprocess) Lydell Sawyer.187. "Sunbeams." (Ditto) Ditto.188. Cabinet Portraits of Children W. J. Byrne & Co.189. Portraits LOMBARDI & CO.190. Portrait Studies... F. Downer.191. Gleanings from the Riviera : View at Nice ; At Cannes ; LesBlancheuses ; Orange ; Palm Tree ; Cannes ; At Cannes ;The Quay Di ; Di from the Pier; Les Blancheuses ... F. Beasley, Jun.192. Gleanings from the Riviera : The Torrent, Nice ; Chalet—theQueen's Residence at Mentone ; View at Mentone ; In theBorigo Valley, Mentone ; The Eucus Plant ; The Woodman ; Les Blancheuses, Nice ; Roman Bridge ; View atMentone Ditto.193. View at Keston, Kent. (Printed in single transfer carbon, fromplates reversed in the Camera) R. V. Harman.194. Ditto. (Ditto) Ditto.195. Lausanne Cathedral. (Enlargement from plate, (3 x 2 in., by) Clive F. Pritchard.196. Darlington Forge Works . . W. McLf.ish.197. Portraits Lombardi & Co.198. Ditto Ditto.199. Artificial Light Portraits ... George Tuohy.200. Instantaneous Portraits ... Ditto.201. The Blacksmith's Forge. (Enlargement) ... Edmund Hyde.202. Old Oak Staircase, Moulton Hall, Richmond, Yorkshire W. S. Sanderson.203. Portrait Studies ... E. A. Maxwell.204. Portraits. (Gelatine print*) Heath & Bullingham.205. Portrait Studies ... Adams & Stilliad.206. Ditto. Charles F. Wing.207. Studies: " Asleep at Last ; " "Meditation" Alfred Hendery.208 Mr. Perrini in character : " Fille de Tambour-Major" J. A. Kay.209. Views : Cottages at Selworthy ; On the East Lynn ; In GlenLynn Edward Brightman.210. Cottages at Lynmouth ; At Lynmouth ; On the East Lynn Ditto.211. Lynmouth, from Harbour ; Cottage at Selworthy ; LynmouthBeach Ditto.212. Seascape J. W. Robinson, Junr.213. " Mother's Helps " Mrs. S. Glen Payne.214. " Music hath Charms " ... Ditto.215. " An April Shower " Ditto.216. " The Tambourine " John Chaffin & Sons.217. "Lazy Nell" ... Robert Slingsby.218. Children of Lord Chief Justice Morris. (Enlargement on opal,original Negative by Lafayette, Dublin) Autotype Co.219. The Stallwork, Chester Cathedral. (Enlargementfrom originalNegative, wet collodion, three hours' exposure, by) ... Silvester Parry.220. Portrait Studies ... ... ... Abel Lewis.—MEDAL.221. Polpero, Cornwall, looking East and West ... Joseph Gale.222. The Thames : Goring-Streatley Ditto.
THE PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNAL. [Dec. 5, 1882.WRATTEN & WAINWRIGHT'S"LONDON"IMMiXOMOMM DBi TOWMOST SENSITIVE & MOST PEEFEOT in the MAEKET.SPECIAL TERMS TO LARGE BUYERS AND SHIPPERS.TESTIMONIALS.Richmond,Messrs, Wratten and Wainwright. November 21, 1882.Dear Sirs,At the last four Exhibitions where I have shown photographs I have, ineach instance, gained a First Medal.I think you will be pleased to know that all the pictures were taken with platesof your manufacture.Yours very truly,W. J. BYRNE.*
Photographic Journal Dec 5, 1882
The Report of the Judges of Awards showed that Medals had been awarded tothe following :—W. J. A. Grant,John G. Horsey,Frank M. Sutcliffe,H. P. Robinson,W. J. Byrne,Abel Lewis,Robert Slingsby,John Chaffin and Sons,J. Gale,Henry Stevens,'Adam Diston.
It's getting late. I will try to dig through the rest as time allows.
W. J. Byrne's death before March 1916.
Wills or administrations after 1858
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