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Olive Edis (1876-1955), Photographer

(Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)

Sitter in 17 portraits
Artist associated with 420 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 Plationotypes 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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x251

Frederick Bacon Barwell

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy), and Katharine Legat (née Edis)
platinotype on photographers' card mount, 1890s
NPG x251

x15493

William McTaggart

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
platinum print, 1900s
NPG x15493

x13049

Jane Maria (née Grant), Lady Strachey

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
sepia-toned platinotype on photographer's card mount, 1900s
NPG x13049

x13050

Jane Maria (née Grant), Lady Strachey

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
sepia-toned platinotype on photographer's card mount, 1900s
NPG x13050

x13051

Jane Maria (née Grant), Lady Strachey

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
sepia-toned platinotype on photographer's card mount, 1900s
NPG x13051

x13052

Jane Maria (née Grant), Lady Strachey

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
sepia-toned platinotype on photographer's card mount, 1900s
NPG x13052

x45535

Olive Edis

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy), or Katharine Legat (née Edis)
half-plate autochrome, 1900s
NPG x45535

x45534

Olive Edis

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy), or Katharine Legat (née Edis)
half-plate autochrome, 1900s
NPG x45534

x11606

Sir James Mckenzie Davidson

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
platinotype on photographer's card mount, 1900-1917
NPG x11606

x11610

Ben Davies

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy), and Katharine Legat (née Edis)
platinotype on photographers' card mount, 1900s
NPG x11610

x12876

Sir Henry Enfield Roscoe

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
platinotype on photographer's card mount, 1900s
NPG x12876

x12980

Edward Stuart Talbot

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
platinum print, 1900s
NPG x12980

x1343

Henry Broadhurst

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
platinotype on photographer's card mount, 1900s
NPG x1343

x14310

Sir Robert William Edis

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
platinotype on photographer's card, 1900s
NPG x14310

x15408

Sir David Gill

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy), and Katharine Legat (née Edis)
platinotype on photographers' card mount, 1900s
NPG x15408

x15419

Lily Hanbury

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy), and Katharine Legat (née Edis)
platinotype on photographers' card mount, early 1900s
NPG x15419

x15471

Sir Donald MacAlister, 1st Bt

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
bromide print, 1900s
NPG x15471

x15490

Sir Stephen MacKenzie

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
platinum print, 1900s
NPG x15490

x15539

Blanche Anne Frances Pigott

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy), and Katharine Legat (née Edis)
platinotype on photographers' card mount, 1900s
NPG x15539

x15554

Joseph Armitage Robinson

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
platinum print on photographer's card mount, 1900s
NPG x15554