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Eveleen Myers (née Tennant)

(1856-1937), Photographer

Sitter associated with 30 portraits
Artist associated with 203 portraits
Myers took up photography in 1888 to record 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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Robert Browning, by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant) - NPG P147

Robert Browning

by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant)
platinum print, 1889
NPG P147

William Ewart Gladstone, by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant) - NPG P54

William Ewart Gladstone

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

Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour, by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant) - NPG P144

Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour

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

Joe Chamberlain, by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant) - NPG P142

Joe Chamberlain

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

William Ewart Gladstone, by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant) - NPG P146

William Ewart Gladstone

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

Sir Henry Irving, by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant) - NPG P143

Sir Henry Irving

by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant)
platinum print, published 1900
NPG P143

John Addington Symonds, by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant) - NPG x19819

John Addington Symonds

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

John Addington Symonds, by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant) - NPG x19820

John Addington Symonds

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

Leopold Hamilton Myers as 'The Compassionate Cherub', by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant) - NPG Ax68403

Leopold Hamilton Myers as 'The Compassionate Cherub'

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

Silvia Constance Myers, by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant) - NPG Ax36335

Silvia Constance Myers

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

Leopold Hamilton Myers as 'The Compassionate Cherub', by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant) - NPG Ax36332

Leopold Hamilton Myers as 'The Compassionate Cherub'

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

Unknown man, by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant) - NPG Ax45734

Unknown man

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

'In Leckhampton fields', by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant) - NPG Ax68422

'In Leckhampton fields'

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

Harold Hawthorn Myers, by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant) - NPG Ax68377

Harold Hawthorn Myers

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

Albert George Dew-Smith, by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant) - NPG Ax68568

Albert George Dew-Smith

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

Robert Browning, by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant) - NPG x19812

Robert Browning

by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant)
platinum print, 1889
NPG x19812

Robert Browning, by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant) - NPG x4826

Robert Browning

by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant)
photogravure, 1889
NPG x4826

Robert Browning, by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant) - NPG x12535

Robert Browning

by Eveleen Myers (née Tennant)
photogravure, 1889
NPG x12535

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