Portrait of Sir George Lewis, F. Hollyer

Portrait of Sir George Lewis, F. Hollyer

Photograph, portrait of Sir George Lewis, Bart.
Frederick Hollyer (1837-1933)
About 1890
Great Britain
Platinum print
Museum no. 7856-1938
Bequeathed by Eleanor Hollyer, 1938

The sitter in this portrait sports a four-in-hand Ascot tie, very fashionable during the 1880s and 1890s. The Ascot tie is made of a narrow neck band with a wide cravat style front, neatly folded and pinned with a tie-pin. It was generally worn for morning dress, and is now commonly worn for weddings. The collar is typically high, with folded wings. The waistcoat is buttoned high on the chest.