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Frederick Hollyer (1838-1933), Photographer and art publisher

Sitter associated with 6 portraits
Artist associated with 107 portraits
Hollyer took up photography in about 1860, and established a business in the photographic reproduction of works of art, notably the paintings of the pre-Raphaelites and the drawings of Burne-Jones. As a relaxation he photographed people, and at his studio on Pembroke Square, London, Mondays were reserved for portraiture. His portrait prints, with their limited range of tone and distinctive mounts, have a rare delicacy and beauty. His sitters are unselfconsciously posed and softly lit, their characters revealed with great sympathy and understanding. Hollyer was a member of the Photographic Society and the Linked Ring brotherhood.

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Frederick Hollyer

by Frederick Hollyer
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax128297


Frederick Hollyer

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, 1860s
NPG Ax128305


Frederick Hollyer; Eleanor Mary Hollyer

by Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite, mid 1870s
NPG Ax128359


The Hollyer and Armstrong families

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, circa 1873
NPG Ax128345