Frederick Hollyer

Photography Centre, Rooms 99 – 101: (Room 99 currently closed)

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Frederick Hollyer (1837 – 1933) adapted new technical developments in photography to create a unique visual record of London's artistic society at the dawn of the 20th century.

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The V&A holds a remarkable collection of Hollyer portraits – nearly 200 platinum prints contained in three albums that were given by his only daughter, Eleanor M. Hollyer in 1938 – and also some of his reproductions.

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Background image: Mrs Cunningham Graham, photograph by Frederick Hollyer, about 1890, England. Museum no. 7881-1938. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London