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Olive Edis (1876-1955), Photographer

(Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)

Sitter in 17 portraits
Artist associated with 422 portraits
One of five daughters of architect Sir Robert Edis. Olive Edis opened her first studio with her sister Katherine in early the 1900s in Sheringham, Norfolk specialising in fisherman and local nobilities. She later had studios in Farnham, Surrey and Ladbroke Grove, London. Edis worked with sepia platinotypes and pioneered colour autochrome portraits from 1912 onwards. Her sitters included Shaw, Hardy, Balfour, and Mrs Pankhurst. Olive Edis patented her own autochrome viewer. She photographed British Women's services and the battlefields of France and Flanders 1918-19 for the Imperial War Museum. She married Edwin Henry Galsworthy, a cousin of the novelist John Galsworthy, 1928.

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Olive Edis

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy), or Katharine Legat (née Edis)
half-plate autochrome, 1900s
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Olive Edis

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy), or Katharine Legat (née Edis)
half-plate autochrome, 1900s
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Olive Edis

by Katharine Legat (née Edis)
half-plate autochrome, 1900s
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Olive Edis

by Sarah Jane Dugdale (née Hartland)
half-plate autochrome, early 1900s
NPG x38479

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Olive Edis

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
platinotype on photographer's card mount, 1910s
NPG x7959

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Olive Edis

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
sepia-toned matte print on photographer's card, 1918
NPG x7960

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Olive Edis

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
autochrome, 1900-1930
NPG x45511

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Olive Edis

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
autochrome, 1900-1930
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Olive Edis

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
autochrome, 1900-1930
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Olive Edis; Mary Edis (née Murray)

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
autochrome, 1900-1930
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Olive Edis; Mary Edis (née Murray)

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
autochrome, 1900-1930
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Olive Edis

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
autochrome, 1900-1930
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Olive Edis

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
autochrome, 1900-1930
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Olive Edis

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
autochrome, 1900-1930
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Olive Edis

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
autochrome, 1900-1930
NPG x45536

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Olive Edis

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
autochrome, 1900-1930
NPG x45537

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Olive Edis

by Sarah Jane Dugdale (née Hartland)
autochrome
NPG x45543

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