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James Good Tunny

Photos in Collections

Photographs by Tunny, including a book of Edinburgh scenes from the 1850s, can be found in the Edinburgh Room at Edinburgh Central Library.

The The National Galleries of Scotland have over 30 photographs by Tunny in their collection at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.  Most are portraits.

They Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, has an album of photographs by Tunny, including many portraits of artists.

The National Portrait Gallery, London tells me:

- They a=have a carte-de-visite of Hugh Miller (1802-1856), the geologist and man of letters, which is inscribed on the mount with:


- The image is an enlarged and more closely cropped version of an image that they already have in the National Portrait Gallery’s collection, where the mount indicates the picture is by J. G. Tunny.

Photos for Sale

Thank you to Marcel Safier who wrote:

"I've found a couple of interesting items on the Australian eBay listing  -  Andrew Brewster over-painting Tunney photos. ***

The provenance reads:'

'Taken by James G Tunny, 93 Princess Street, Edinburgh, Friday 25th September, 1868.

Coloured in oil by Andrew Brewster (a nephew of the late Sir David Brewster), 6 Dewar Place Edinburgh'."

Marcel Safier, Holland Park, Queensland, Australia:  October 20, 2010

*** There were two photos in this lot (No 230436955641), both framed.  No size given.  This lot was offered for sale with a starting bid of Aus $200.  I don't know if the lot sold or what price it fetched.


James Good Tunny





Maine to California



Collections and For Sale

Early Negatives

Tunny &  Rodger

William Miller



Mrs Tunny

Edinburgh Views

Princes Street  1850s

Princes Street   c1880

Shakespeare Square



Early Days


Studio 1852

Studio 1876

JG Tunny & Co

Tunny & Asher

Family Photos

Cartes de Visite

A carte de visiet by James Good Tunny  -  1860-1870 ©

Cabinet Prints

The back of a cabinet print by James Good Tunny  -  13 Maitland Street + 19 Salisbury Place  - Lady wearing a hat ©


Here is a link to a web page that gives details of a book, written and published in 2009 by Julian Bukits, on the life and work of James G Tunny

Cover of a book 'A Study of James G Tunny - 1820-1887'  by Julian Bukits ©