Edwardian Women Photographers: Eveleen Myers, Alice Hughes, Christina Broom and Olive Edis

8 July – 25 September 1994

Press Notice

‘Portraiture’ declared the eminent photographer H.S. Mendelssohn in 1903 “is now in the hands of the women.’ Twelve years earlier in 1890 only one woman ran a leading West End photography business. The fourth exhibition in the NPG’s Photography Gallery explores the changing role of women in Edwardian Society by focusing on the careers of four important pioneer women photographers and forms the NPG’s contribution to SIGNALS: Festival of Women Photographers.

Eveleen Myers
(1856-1937) began her photographic career in 1888 in order to record the early lives of her three children Leo, Silvia and Harold. She was inspired to take up photography from memories of a visit to Julia Margaret Cameron. Myers experimented with Cameron’s Pre-Raphaelite style and she specialised in studies of children, genre scenes and portraits of eminent contemporaries such as Gladstone, Browning, Maria Spartali Stillman and her own sister, Dorothy Tennant, the artist, and the explorer, Henry Morton Stanley.

Alice Hughes (1857-1939), the daughter of the painter Edward Hughes, first took up photography to record her father’s work before making her own portraits from 1892 onwards. Remarkably successful as a society and royal portraitist, Hughes was one of the most successful photographers of women in the Edwardian era, inspiring a large number of other women to take up photography as a career. Among the portraits included are Daisy, Countess of Warwick, Queen Mary and Queen Alexandra.

Christina Broom (1856-1939) was Britain’s first woman press photographer. Her Photographic career began in 1903 when she published her first news photographs as postcards. In thirty-six years her work embraced a wide variety of subjects including the Oxford and Cambridge boat race crews, historical pageants, theatrical garden parties, Suffragette meetings and official photographs of the Household Brigade, as well as many portraits of the Royal Family.

Olive Edis (1876-1955) took up photography in 1900 and operated a successful studio for over thirty years in Sheringham, Norfolk, as well as working in other studios in London and Farnham. Some of Edis’ most interesting work are her documentary photographs of women’s contribution to the war effort in the First World War in France and Flanders (she was the only woman allowed to cover this) and her unique early colour photographs of eminent subjects such as Thomas Hardy, G.B. Shaw, Ramsay MacDonald and the Pankhursts.

Handlist 

Eveleen Myers



Unknown model dressed as

Unknown model dressed as 'Rebecca'
by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant)
1891
NPG x44906

1. Rebecca, April 1891
By Eveleen Myers
Sepia photogravure
Collection: NPG, x44906 (RN 45705)

2. Frederick W.H. Myers, 1890
By Eveleen Myers,
Platinum print
Collection: NPG, Ax36311 (RN 45898)

3. Adelaide Passingham, January 1890
By Eveleen Myers
Sepia platinum print
Collection: NPG, Ax68631 (RN46419)

4. The Compassionate Cherub – Leo Myers, 1890
By Eveleen Myers
Platinotype print
Collection: NPG, Ax36332 (RN 46232)

Silvia Constance Myers; Leopold Hamilton Myers, by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant), circa 1890 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Silvia Constance Myers; Leopold Hamilton Myers
by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant)
circa 1890
NPG Ax68387

5. Leo and Silvia as Adam and Eve (Pre-Raphelite ‘Phantasme’), 1890
By Eveleen Myers
Platinum print
Collection: NPG, Ax68387 (RN 46229)

6. Harold and Georgina, 1890
By Eveleen Myers
Sepia platinotype print
Collection: NPG, Ax36336 (RN 45899)

7. Harold Myers and Marie King, 1889
By Eveleen Myers
Platinum print
Collection: NPG, Ax68379 (RN 46158)

8. Baby – Harold Myers, 1889
By Eveleen Myers
Sepia platinotype print
Collection: NPG, Ax68392 (RN 46006)

Silvia Constance Myers; Frederic William Henry Myers; Harold Hawthorn Myers, by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant), mid 1890s - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Silvia Constance Myers; Frederic William Henry Myers; Harold Hawthorn Myers
by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant)
mid 1890s
NPG Ax68329

9. Frederick W.H. Myers and Silvia and Harold, 1890s
By Eveleen Myers
Platinum print
Collection: NPG, Ax68329 (RN 46490)

10. Mary Spring-Rice, 1890
By Eveleen Myers
Platinum print
Collection: NPG, Ax68635 (RN 46231)

11. Renée Tennant, 1890s
By Eveleen Myers
Platinum print
Collection: NPG, Ax36323 (RN 45901)

12. Silvia and Harold, Lime Avenue at Leckhampton House, Cambridge, early 1890s
By Eveleen Myers
Platinum print
Collection: NPG, Ax36340 (RN 46144)

Silvia Constance Myers; Eveleen Myers (née Tennant), by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant), circa 1900 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Silvia Constance Myers; Eveleen Myers (née Tennant)
by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant)
circa 1900
NPG Ax68522

13. Eveleen and Silvia, 1895
By Eveleen Myers
Platinum print
Collection: NPG, Ax68522 (RN 46230)

14. Mrs Henry White, 1890s
By Eveleen Myers
Platinum print
Collection: NPG, Ax36319 (RN 45633)

15. Marie Spartali, 1890s
By Eveleen Myers
Platinum print
Collection: NPG, Ax36325 (RN 46054)

16. Dorothy Tenant, Mrs H.M. Stanley, 1890
By Eveleen Myers
Platinum print
Collection: NPG, Ax36321 (RN 45634)

Sir Henry Morton Stanley, by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant), circa 1890 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Henry Morton Stanley
by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant)
circa 1890
NPG Ax68518

17. Henry Morton Stanley, 1890
By Eveleen Myers
Platinum print
Collection: NPG, Ax68518 (RN 46233)

18. Edmund Grosse, 1890s
By Eveleen Myers
Platinum print
Collection: NPG, Ax36306 (RN 45632)

19. Mr Joseph Chamberlain, 1890s
By Eveleen Myers
Platinum print
Collection: NPG, P142

20. Mary Endicott, Mrs Joseph Chamberlain, 1890s
By Eveleen Myers
Platinum print
Collection: NPG, Ax36327 (RN 46055)

Robert Browning, by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant), 1889 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Robert Browning
by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant)
1889
NPG P147

21. Robert Browning, August 1889
By Eveleen Myers
Platinum print
Collection: NPG, P147

22. W.E. Gladstone, 1890s
By Eveleen Myers
Platinum print
Collection: NPG, x36436 (RN 46187)

23. Lord A.J. Balfour
By Eveleen Myers
Platinum print

24. Francis Brett Harte, 1890s
By Eveleen Myers
Platinum print
Collection: NPG, Ax36301 (RN 46185)

Showcase 1

Eveleen Myers (née Tennant) as Vanessa, after a drawing by Frank Miles, 1876 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Eveleen Myers (née Tennant) as Vanessa
after a drawing by Frank Miles
1876
NPG Ax68345

1. Eveleen Myers’s Album, p.7, including a portrait of Eveleen by Frank Miles, 1876
Photographs mounted on loose album folio
Collection: NPG, Ax68345 (RN 46178)

2. Eveleen Myers
By J.E. Millais, 1875
Early colour reproduction
Collection: NPG

3. Eveleen and Leo Myers, 1883
By H.S. Mendelssohn
Albumen cabinet portrait
Collection: NPG, x45391 (RN 46478)

4. Dorothy Tennant on honeymoon with Henry Morton Stanley at Melchett Court, 1890
By Eveleen Myers
Photograph mounted on loose album folio
Collection: NPG, Ax68486 (RN 46340)

5. H.M. Stanley and Dorothy on honeymoon, with Sali, 1890
By Eveleen Myers
Platinum print
Collection: NPG, Ax68770 (RN 46233)

6. Frederick W.H. Myers and Leo, 1891
By Eveleen Myers
Photogravure by Annan & Sons, Glasgow
Collection: NPG, x21467 (RN 40566)

7. Sun Artists, ‘The Summer Garden’
By Eveleen Myers
Gravure from periodical
Collection: Royal Photographic Society (RN 46169)

8. Snow scenes with Leo, Silvia and Harold
By Eveleen Myers
Collection: NPG, Ax68413 & Ax68414 (RN 46171 & 46172)

Alice Hughes

31. Winifred, Duchess of Portland and Lady Victoria Wemyss, 1892
By Alice Hughes
Platinum print
Collection: Hugo Vickers (RN 46320)

32. Georgina, Countess of Dudley, 1893
By Alice Hughes
Platinum print
Collection: NPG, x46590 (RN 45721)

33. Lady Victoria Wemyss (née Cavendish-Bentinck), 1895
By Alice Hughes
Platinum print
Collection: Hugo Vickers (RN 46322)

34. Daisy, Countess of Warwick and her youngest son Maynard Greville (1898-1960), 1900
By Alice Hughes
Platinum print
Collection: NPG, x13496 (RN 31982)

35. Mrs George Keppel and Violet Keppel Trefusis, 1899
By Alice Hughes
Modern Platinum print
Collection: NPG, x76714 (RN 46209)

36. Lady Algernon Gordon-Lennox and her daughter, Ivy, 1895
By Alice Hughes
Platinum print
Collection: Hugo Vickers (RN 46323)

37. Mrs William James with Zandra and Sylvia, 1900
By Alice Hughes
Platinum print
Collection: Hugo Vickers (RN 46324)

38. Princess Louise and Alexandra and Maud, 1894
By Alice Hughes
Platinum print
Collection: NPG, x45047 (RN 45857)

39. Duchess of Fife’s children coming down stairs, 1894
By Alice Hughes
Platinum print
Collection: Royal Collection Trust

40. Duchess of Marlborough and infants, 1899
By Alice Hughes
Platinum print
Collection: Hugo Vickers (RN 46321)

41. Infanta Eulalia of Spain, 1898
By Alice Hughes
Platinum print
Collection: NPG, x45049 (RN 45853)

42. Lady Hardinge of Penshurt with Eddie and Alex, 1898
By Alice Hughes
Platinum print
Collection: Hugo Vickers (RN 46326)

43. Duchess of Portland, 1895
By Alice Hughes
Platinum print
Collection: Hugo Vickers (RN 46325)

44. Countess of Lytton and Viscount Knebworth, 1904
By Alice Hughes
Seven platinum prints
Collection: Knebworth House Collection (RN 46432(2))

45. Countess of Lytton and Viscount Knebworth, 1904
By Alice Hughes
Platinum print
Collection: Knebworth House Collection (RN 46332)

46. Judith Lytton, Baroness Wentworth, 1890s
By Alice Hughes
Sepia carbon print
Collection: Knebworth House Collection (RN 46331)

47. Queen Alexandra, Princess of Wales, 1898
By Alice Hughes
Platinum print
Collection: Royal Collection Trust

Queen Mary, by Alice Hughes, 1905 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Queen Mary
by Alice Hughes
1905
NPG P423

48. Queen Mary (as Duchess of York), 1905
By Alice Hughes
Sepia photogravure print
Collection: NPG, P423

49. Queen Mary with Three Children, 1899
By Alice Hughes
Modern platinum print
Collection: NPG, x76713 (RN 35919)

50. George VI as a child (2 poses), 1901
By Alice Hughes
Two platinum prints
Collection: Royal Collection Trust

Christina Broom

51. Christina Broom at her Stall with Postcard Display, Princes Skating Rink, Women Workers Exhibition by Winifred Broom, 1916
By Winifred Broom
Modern print
Collection: Imperial War Museum

Dame (Esmerelda) Cicely Courtneidge, by Mrs Albert Broom (Christina Livingston), early 1910s - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Dame (Esmerelda) Cicely Courtneidge
by Mrs Albert Broom (Christina Livingston)
early 1910s
NPG x767

52. Cicely Courtneidge, Chelsea Fair, 1904
By Christina Broom
Modern print from original negative
Collection: NPG, x767

Lillian Braithwaite, Chelsea Fair, 1904
By Christina Broom
Modern print from original negative
Collection: NPG, x925

Vane Featherstone, Chelsea Fair, 1904
By Christina Broom
Modern print from original negative
Collection: NPG, x1137

Ethel Hook, Chelsea Fair, 1904
By Christina Broom
Modern print from original negative
Collection: NPG

Lily Elsie (Mrs Bullough), by Mrs Albert Broom (Christina Livingston), early 1910s - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Lily Elsie (Mrs Bullough)
by Mrs Albert Broom (Christina Livingston)
early 1910s
NPG x1092

Lily Elsie, Chelsea Fair, 1904
By Christina Broom
Modern print from original negative
Collection: NPG, x1092

Marion Terry, Chelsea Fair, 1904
By Christina Broom
Modern print from original negative
Collection: NPG, x930

(Six photographs in one frame)

53. 1909 and 1915 Pageants
By Christina Broom
Six bromide postcards
Collection: Michael Shillabeer (4) (RN 46260-3) & Private collection (2)

54. Oxford and Cambridge Boat Crew, 1914, 1920, 1924, 1933
Four bromide postcards
By Christina Broom
Collection: Michael Shillabeer

Mrs Albert Broom and the Oxford 1938 Boat race crew, by Winifred Margaret Broom, 1938 - NPG  - © reserved; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

Mrs Albert Broom and the Oxford 1938 Boat race crew
by Winifred Margaret Broom
1938
NPG x45461

Oxford Boat Crew with Mrs Broom, 1938
One modern print
By Winifred Broom
NPG, x45461

55. Mrs Emmeline Pathewick-Lawrence (née) Pethick, Dame Christabel Hariette Pankhurst, Sylvia Pankhurst, Emily Davidson, 23 July 1910
By Christina Broom
Modern print
Collection: NPG, x17396 (RN 10972)

56. Suffragettes
By Christina Broom
Four modern prints
Collection: Museum of London

57. Suffragettes
By Christina Broom
Four modern prints
Collection: Julian Dunn (RN 46475)

Suffragette
By Christina Broom
Modern print
Collection: NPG

58. Suffragettes
By Christina Broom
Two modern prints
Collection: Museum of London

59. Women signallers and Mrs Mocatta, 1916
By Christina Broom
Two modern prints
Collection: Imperial War Museum

Mary Sophia Allen (centre) with four members of her force, by Mrs Albert Broom (Christina Livingston), 1916 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Mary Sophia Allen (centre) with four members of her force
by Mrs Albert Broom (Christina Livingston)
1916
NPG x6075

60. Mary and Sophia Allen and Four WPCs, 1916
By Christina Broom
Bromide prints
Collection: NPG, x6075 (RN 41364)

61. Military Scenes
Four bromide postcards
Collection: Michael Shillabeer (RN 46274-6)

62. Soldiers’ Farewell at Waterloo
By Christina Broom
Six bromide postcards
Collection: Michael Shillabeer (RN 46252-4)

63. Military and Sporting Scenes, 1915-1917
By Christina Broom
Four bromide postcards
Collection: Michael Shillabeer & Private collection (RN 46477)

64. Chelsea pensioners and outdoor scenes, 1913
By Christina Broom
Four bromide postcards
Collection: Michael Shillabeer (RN 46264)

65. Postillions and coaches
By Christina Broom
Seven bromide prints
Collection: Private collection

King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra; King George V; Queen Mary; Princess Victoria of Wales, by Mrs Albert Broom (Christina Livingston), 23 May 1908 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King Edward VII; Queen Alexandra; King George V; Queen Mary; Princess Victoria of Wales
by Mrs Albert Broom (Christina Livingston)
23 May 1908
NPG x538

66. Royal Group of Duke of York’s Military School, Chelsea King Edward VII; Alexandra of Denmark; King George V (when Prince of Wales); Queen Mary; Princess Victoria Alexandra Olga Mary of Wales, 1908
By Christina Broom
Modern print
Collection: NPG, x538

67. Prince of Wales in Uniform of 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, 1919
By Christina Broom
Modern print
Collection: NPG, x28389 (RN 45723)

Prince of Wales, 1914
By Christina Broom
Bromide postcard
Collection: Michael Shillabeer (RN 46444)

Prince of Wales, 1914
By Christina Broom
Vintage bromide print
Collection: NPG, x277

(Three photographs in one frame)

Showcase 2

1. Christina Livingston, aged 17, 1880
By Henry T. Read
Carte-de-visite
Collection: Michael Shillabeer

2. Christina Livingston, 1887
By W&D Downey
Cabinet portrait
Collection: Michael Shillabeer

3. Christina Broom, 12 August 1889
By Goodman
Opal-type photograph
Collection: Michael Shillabeer (RN 46286)

4. Albert Broom and Louis Glaister in Battersea Cricket Club Outfit, 1892
By South Kensington Studio
Bromide postcard
Collection: Michael Shillabeer (RN 46285)

5. Albert Broom, c.1905
Photograph
Collection: Michael Shillabeer (RN 46284)

6. 87 Streatham Hill
By Christina Broom
Bromide postcard
Collection: Michael Shillabeer (RN 46279)

7. Women’s Champion Fishing Team, 1905
By J. Glencairn Craik
Bromide postcard & modern print enlargement
Collection: Michael Shillabeer (RN 46279)

8. Margate donkeys
By Christina Broom
Two postcards
Collection: Private collection

9. Electric Tramways
By Christina Broom
One original print, one glass negative and one bromide postcard
Collection: Michael Shillabeer

10. Kensington Gardens: The Serpentine Bridge
By Christina Broom
Bromide postcard
Collection: Private collection

11. Early postcard: The Muswell Hill Comedians’ Walk, 15 July 1905
By Christina Broom
Bromide postcard
Collection: Private collection

12. Early postcard: Madame Florence, the Lady Globe Walker, June 1903
By Christina Broom
Bromide postcard
Collection: Private collection

13. Christina Broom, in mourning for Edward VII, with her camera, 1910
By Winifred Broom
Photograph
Collection: Michael Shillabeer (RN 46288)

14. Christina and Winifred Broom photographing the 1st lifeguards, 1915
By Alfieri
Photograph
Collection: Michael Shillabeer

15. 92 Munster Road, Fulham
By Christina Broom
Bromide postcard
Collection: Michael Shillabeer (RN 46281)

16. Boat Race Preparations, Oxford – Mrs Broom and Winifred working at the water’s edge, 1912
By Moyse of Putney
Photograph
Collection: Michael Shillabeer (RN 46270)

17. Christina and Winifred in Fulham, 1920s
Copyprint
Collection: NPG

18. Winifred with Pip, the cat, 1921
By Mr Pellew
Photograph
Collection: Michael Shillabeer

Winifred with toy lion, 1913
Photograph
Collection: Michael Shillabeer

(Two photographs mounted together)

19. Mrs Albert Broom photographing boat race teams
By M. Tunne
Photograph
Collection: Michael Shillabeer (RN 46282)

Mrs Albert Broom photographing boat race teams
By C.M. Fletcher
Two photographs
Collection: Michael Shillabeer

(Three photographs mounted together)

Andrew Comyn Irvine, by Mrs Albert Broom (Christina Livingston), circa 1924 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Andrew Comyn Irvine
by Mrs Albert Broom (Christina Livingston)
circa 1924
NPG x18686

20. Andrew Irvine (1902-1924), 1923
By Christina Broom
Postcard and original half plate glass negative
Collection: Michael Shillabeer (Print: x18686 (RN 45854)

21. Oxford 1921 Boat Race Crew, including Andrew Irvine
By Christina Broom
Postcard
Collection: Michael Shillabeer (RN 46273)

22. Christina Broom’s business card
Printed card
Collection: Michael Shillabeer

Olive Edis

71. Caroline Murray, 1900
By Olive Edis
Bromide print
Collection: NPG, x15507

72. Self-portrait as Fortitude for Sheringham Pageant, 1912
By Olive Edis
Sepia platinum print
Collection: Mrs Quita Kirk Duncan (RN 44794)

Winnafreda (née Yuill), Countess of Portarlington, by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy), and  Katharine Legat (née Edis), 1907 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Winnafreda (née Yuill), Countess of Portarlington
by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy), and Katharine Legat (née Edis)
1907
NPG x15540

73. Winifred Yuill, Countess of Potarlington, 1907
By Olive and Katherine Edis
Sepia platinotype print
Collection: NPG, x15540 (RN 46152)

74. Edward Phillips Oppenheim with his wife and daughter, 1905
By Olive and Katherine Edis
Sepia platinotype print
Collection: NPG, x12615 (RN 42223)

75. Onion seller, Sheringham, early 1900s
By Olive and Katherine Edis
Sepia platinum print
Collection: Cyril Nunn (RN 46241)

76. Sheringham Fisherman, early 1900s
By Olive and Katherine Edis
Sepia platinum print
Collection: Cyril Nunn (RN 46242)

Charles Bennett; Ben Davies, by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy), and  Katharine Legat (née Edis), early 1900s - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Charles Bennett; Ben Davies
by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy), and Katharine Legat (née Edis)
early 1900s
NPG x5204

77. Ben Davies and Charles Bennett, early 1900s
By Olive and Katherine Edis
Sepia platinotype print
Collection: NPG, x5204 (RN 41743)

78. Gilbert Talbot and A.J. Balfour, 1914
By Olive Edis
Sepia platinotype print
Collection: NPG, x186 (RN 26853)

79. Frances Stevenson, 1917
By Olive Edis
Sepia platinum print
Collection: NPG, x16096 (RN  40565)

80. Olive Edis seated at a small table, 1913
By Sarah Jane Dugdale
Copyprint
Collection: NPG, x38479

81. Princess Mary Countess of Harewood
By Olive Edis
Colour transparency copy of autochrome
Collection: NPG

Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour, by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy), 1914 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour
by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
1914
NPG x7175

1st Earl Balfour
By Olive Edis
Colour transparency copy of autochrome
Collection: NPG, x7175

Thomas Hardy
By Olive Edis
Colour transparency copy of autochrome
Collection: NPG, x7186

Winnington-Ingram
By Olive Edis
Colour transparency copy of autochrome
Collection: NPG, x7192

Lord Louis Mountbatten
By Olive Edis
Colour transparency copy of autochrome
Collection: NPG, x7199

(Susan Elizabeth) Mary Jeune (née Stewart-Mackenzie), Lady St Helier, by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy), 1914 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

(Susan Elizabeth) Mary Jeune (née Stewart-Mackenzie), Lady St Helier
by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
1914
NPG x7205

Lady St Helier
By Olive Edis
Colour transparency copy of autochrome
Collection: NPG, x7205

Katherine Edis (head and shoulders profile)
By Olive Edis
Colour transparency copy of autochrome
Collection: NPG

Olive Edis seated in studio
By Olive Edis
Colour transparency copy of autochrome
Collection: NPG

Edis twin sisters
By Olive Edis
Colour transparency copy of autochrome
Collection: NPG, x38475

Edis family group
By Olive Edis
Colour transparency copy of autochrome
Collection: NPG

Olive Edis and her mother by the piano in the studio
By Olive Edis
Colour transparency copy of autochrome
Collection: NPG

(Eleven images displayed on a lightbox)

82. Edward, Prince of Wales, later Duke of Windsor, 5 March 1920
By Olive Edis
Bromide print
Collection: NPG, x28395

King George VI, by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy), 1920 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King George VI
by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
1920
NPG x29787

83. George VI, when Duke of York, 1920
By Olive Edis
Bromide print
Collection: NPG, x29787 (RN 46155)

84. Mrs Eleanor Tylden and her son, 1929
By Olive Edis
Sepia platinotype print
Collection: NPG, x16123 (RN 46154)

85. Joseph Farquharson, 1923
By Olive Edis
Sepia platinotype print
Collection: NPG, x15086 (RN 41266)

86. Self-portrait as NWM Photographer, 1918
By Olive Edis
Sepia platinotype print
Collection: NPG, x7960 (RN 30015)

Dame Rachel Eleanor Crowdy, by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy), early 1920s - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Dame Rachel Eleanor Crowdy
by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
early 1920s
NPG x7055

87. Dame Rachel Crowdy, 1919
By Olive Edis
Sepia platinotype print
Collection: NPG, x7055 (RN 29076)

88. Lady Norman, 1920
By Olive Edis
Sepia platinotype print
Collection: NPG, x15512 (RN 46151)

89. Selection of nine wartime photographs
By Olive Edis
Nine modern prints
Collection: Imperial War Museum

90. Self-portrait in the Canadian Rockies, 1920
By Olive Edis
Sepia platinotype print
Collection: Cyril Nunn (RN 46245)

Emmeline Pankhurst, by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy), 1920s - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Emmeline Pankhurst
by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
1920s
NPG x4332

91. Emmeline Pankhurst, 1920s
By Olive Edis
Sepia platinotype print
Collection: NPG, x4332 (RN 28663)

92. Christabel Pankhurst, 1920s
By Olive Edis
Sepia platinotype print
Collection: NPG, x6196 (RN 28666)

93. Mary Elizabeth Haldane, July 1926
By Olive Edis
Sepia platinotype print
Collection: NPG, x15417 (RN 41275)

94. General Sir George Higginson, 1926
By Olive Edis
Sepia platinotype print
Collection: NPG, x36117 (RN 46153)

95. George Bernard Shaw, June 1930
By Olive Edis
Sepia platinotype print
Collection: NPG, x4603 (RN 44196)

96. Thomas Hardy, 1923
By Olive Edis
Sepia platinotype print
Collection: NPG, x5190 (RN 20335)

97. John Galsworthy, 3 October 1929
By Olive Edis
Sepia platinotype print
Collection: NPG, Ax16355

97a. Advertisement for prints of G.B. Shaw, Thomas Hardy and John Galsworthy
By W.H. Heffer and Sons
Photocopy of printed leaflet
Collection: NPG

Showcase 3

1. Early portrait of Olive Edis, c. 1903
H.S. Mendelssohn
Photograph
Collection: Cyril Nunn (RN 46239)

2. Olive Edis, c. 1903
By Katherine Edis
Photograph
Collection: Mrs Quita Kirk Duncan (RN 46484)

3. The Three Graces: Olive, Katherine and Emmeline, c. 1903
By Olive Edis
Photograph
Collection: Mrs Quita Kirk Duncan (RN 46489)

4. Old woman at door ‘Our Mrs Middleton’
By Olive Edis
Photograph
Collection: Cyril Nunn (RN 46489)

5. ‘Belcher Johnson’ from set of six ‘Sheringham Salts’ postcards, 1903-7
By Olive and Katherine Edis
Postcard
Collection: Private collection (RN 46241)

6. ‘Old Buck’ from set of six ‘Sheringham Salts’ postcards, 1903-7
By Olive and Katherine Edis
Postcard
Collection: Private collection (RN 46241)

7. Robert Eddowes Legat outside Edis’ studio in Church Street, Sheringham, 1907
Photograph
Collection: Mrs Quita Kirk Duncan (RN 46479)

8. Olive Edis on horseback, August 1916
Photograph
Collection: Cyril Nunn (RN 46238)

9. Olive Edis, 1920s
By Olive Edis
Sepia platinotype print
Collection: Mrs Quita Kirk Duncan (RN 46245)

10. E.H. Galsworthy in the Old Studio, Sheringham, 1928
By Olive Edis
Sepia platinum print
Collection: Mrs Quita Kirk Duncan (RN 46445)

11. Brochure for Olive Edis’s lecture on her photographic tour of Canada, 1920
Printed leaflet
Collection: Mrs Quita Kirk Duncan

12. Book of interesting days
By Olive Edis
Leather bound album
Collection: Peter Legat

13. Olive Edis and Edwin Galsworthy: Wedding portrait, 1928
Photograph
Collection: Mrs Quita Kirk Duncan (RN 46446)

14. Exhibition catalogue of autochromes, 1920
By Olive Edis
Printed card
Collection: Cyril Nunn (RN 46235)

John Galsworthy, by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy), 3 October 1929 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

John Galsworthy
by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
3 October 1929
NPG x15167

15. Olive Edis’ handwriting on the reverse of Galsworthy photograph
By Olive Edis
MS on reverse of photograph
Collection: NPG, x15167

16. Church Street, Sheringham, where Olive Edis had her studio
Postcard
Collection: Private collection

17. Olive Edis in her Sheringham Studio with her sister, Katherine, her four children and her mother, 1920s
By Olive Edis
Photograph
Collection: Mrs Quita Kirk Duncan (RN 46452)

18. Olive Edis’ wedding group, 1928
By Swaine
Photograph
Collection: Mrs Quita Kirk Duncan (RN 46448)

19. Olive Edis’ cat ‘Kisse’
Photograph on inscribed card
Collection: Mrs Quita Kirk Duncan (RN 44922)

20. Katherine and Olive Edis with Robert Legat, 1950s
By Cyril Nunn
Bromide print
Collection: Cyril Nunn (RN 46246)

21. Olive Edis, 1950s
Photograph
Collection: Peter Legat

22. Olive with Edwin Galsworthy
By Katherine Edis
Autochrome (displayed in own viewer)
Collection: Mrs Quita Kirk Duncan

Tour

The exhibition was displayed at a number of other venues following the National Portrait Gallery:

Mead Gallery Coventry
1-29 October 1994

Bodelwyddan Castle, Clwyd
14 January – 26 March 1995

Museum & Art Gallery, Derby
8 April – 21 May 1995

Batley Art Gallery
2 – 3 September 1995

Borough Museum, Newcastle under Lyme
14 October – 3 December 1995

Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham
13 January – 9 March 1996

Clotworthy Arts Centre, Forum Gallery, Antrim


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