Frederick Hollyer

Photography Centre, Rooms 99 – 101

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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.

Exploring Frederick Hollyer

Photo of William Morris, photograph by Frederick Hollyer, 1884, England. Museum no. 7715-1938. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
William Morris, photograph by Frederick Hollyer, 1884, England. Museum no. 7715-1938. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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

Photo of Walter Crane, photograph by Frederick Hollyer, about 1886, England. Museum no. 7725-1938. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Walter Crane, photograph by Frederick Hollyer, about 1886, England. Museum no. 7725-1938. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Photo of Aubrey Beardsley, photograph by Frederick Hollyer, about 1890, England. Museum no. 7745-1938. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Aubrey Beardsley, photograph by Frederick Hollyer, about 1890, England. Museum no. 7745-1938. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Photo of Jones & Morris Children, photograph by Frederick Hollyer, about 1890, England. Museum no. 7821-1938. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Jones & Morris Children, photograph by Frederick Hollyer, about 1890, England. Museum no. 7821-1938. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Photo of Miss May Morris, photograph by Frederick Hollyer, about 1890, England. Museum no. 7821-1938. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Miss May Morris, photograph by Frederick Hollyer, about 1890, England. Museum no. 7821-1938. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Photo of Adolphe Meyer, photograph by Frederick Hollyer, about 1900, England. Museum no. 7911-1938. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Adolphe Meyer, photograph by Frederick Hollyer, about 1900, England. Museum no. 7911-1938. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Photo of Edward Carpenter, photograph by Frederick Hollyer, about 1890, England. Museum no. 7610-1938. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Edward Carpenter, photograph by Frederick Hollyer, about 1890, England. Museum no. 7610-1938. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Photo of Ellen Terry, photograph by Frederick Hollyer, 1886, England. Museum no. 7861-1938. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Ellen Terry, photograph by Frederick Hollyer, 1886, England. Museum no. 7861-1938. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Photo of Constance Lytton, photograph by Frederick Hollyer, 1899, England. Museum no. 7821-1938. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Constance Lytton, photograph by Frederick Hollyer, 1899, England. Museum no. 7821-1938. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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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