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Eveleen Myers (née Tennant) (1856-1937), Photographer

Sitter associated with 29 portraits
Artist associated with 203 portraits
Myers took up photography in 1888 to record the fleeting childhood years of her children. Although self-taught, her technique was influenced by contemporaries. She received technical advice from Albert George Dew Smith, a lens maker and talented amateur photographer. She also owned a number of original prints by Julia Margaret Cameron and posed her children in Cameronesque compositions. Her most accomplished works are her simply posed and naturally lit portrait heads, many of which were of the well-known contemporaries that she entertained in Cambridge and London. She also photographed her sister, the artist Dorothy Tennant, later wife of the African explorer Henry Morton Stanley.

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P147

Robert Browning

by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant)
platinum print, 1889
On display in Room 34 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG P147

P54

William Ewart Gladstone

by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant)
platinum print, 25 April 1890
NPG P54

P144

Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour

by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant)
platinum print, circa 1890
NPG P144

P142

Joe Chamberlain

by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant)
platinum print, early 1890s
NPG P142

P146

William Ewart Gladstone

by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant)
platinum print, 25 April 1890
NPG P146

P143

Sir Henry Irving

by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant)
platinum print, early-mid 1900s
NPG P143

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John Addington Symonds

by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant)
sepia carbon print, 1880s
NPG x19819

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John Addington Symonds

by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant)
sepia carbon print, 1880s
NPG x19820

Ax68350

Frederic William Henry Myers

by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant)
albumen print, circa 1880
NPG Ax68350

Ax68351

Frederic William Henry Myers

by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant)
albumen print, circa 1880
NPG Ax68351

Ax68403

Leopold Hamilton Myers as 'The Compassionate Cherub'

by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant)
platinum print, 1880s
NPG Ax68403

Ax36335

Silvia Constance Myers

by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant)
platinum print, 1880s
NPG Ax36335

Ax36332

Leopold Hamilton Myers as 'The Compassionate Cherub'

by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant)
platinum print, 1880s
NPG Ax36332

Ax45734

Unknown man

by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant)
platinum print, 1880s
NPG Ax45734

Ax68422

A group of sheep in Leckhampton fields

by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant)
sepia-toned platinotype print, early 1880s
NPG Ax68422

Ax68377

Harold Hawthorn Myers

by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant)
platinum print, late 1880s
NPG Ax68377

Ax68568

Albert George Dew-Smith

by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant)
albumen print, 1888
NPG Ax68568