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.

Collection Highlights

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William Morris, platinum print, by Frederick Hollyer, 1884, Britain
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Mrs Cunningham Graham, platinum print, by Frederick Hollyer, about 1890, London, England
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Walter Crane, platinum print, by Frederick Hollyer, about 1886, Britain
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Aubrey Beardsley, platinum print, by Frederick Hollyer, about 1890, Britain
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Burne-Jones & Morris Children, platinum print, by Frederick Hollyer, about 1890, Britain
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Miss May Morris, platinum print, by Frederick Hollyer, about 1890, Britain
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Adolphe Meyer, platinum print, by Frederick Hollyer, about 1900, Britain
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Edward Carpenter, platinum print, by Frederick Hollyer, about 1890, Britain
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Ellen Terry, platinum print, by Frederick Hollyer, 1886, London, England
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Constance Lytton, platinum print, by Frederick Hollyer, 1899, Britain

Features

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