Photograph, portrait of A. Horsley Hinton
Frederick Hollyer (1837-1933)
Late 1890s, England
Museum no. 7912-1938
Hollyer was the photographer of choice for the artistic set of the late 19th century. His 'Portraits of Many Persons of Note' fills three volumes with nearly 200 portraits and comprises a pictorial Who's Who of late Victorian and Edwardian celebrities. Hinton was a photographer and member of the Linked Ring, a brotherhood of photographers committed to excellence in all styles of photography which flourished between 1892 and 1909.
The sitter sports a high collar folded over into wings and a high buttoned waistcoat. His moustache is long and twisted at the ends. The top hat was worn by the upper classes for formal occasions.