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Olive Edis

(1876-1955), Photographer

(Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)

Sitter in 17 portraits
Artist associated with 425 portraits
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 Sarah Jane Dugdale (née Hartland) - NPG x38479

Olive Edis

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

Olive Edis, by Olive Edis - NPG x7959

Olive Edis

by Olive Edis
platinotype on photographer's card mount, 1910s
NPG x7959

Olive Edis, by Olive Edis, or  Katharine Legat (née Edis) - NPG x45535

Olive Edis

by Olive Edis, or Katharine Legat (née Edis)
half-plate autochrome, mid 1910s
NPG x45535

Olive Edis, by Olive Edis, or  Katharine Legat (née Edis) - NPG x45534

Olive Edis

by Olive Edis, or Katharine Legat (née Edis)
half-plate autochrome, mid 1910s
NPG x45534

Olive Edis, by Katharine Legat (née Edis) - NPG x45530

Olive Edis

by Katharine Legat (née Edis)
half-plate autochrome, mid 1910s
NPG x45530

Olive Edis, by Olive Edis - NPG x7960

Olive Edis

by Olive Edis
sepia-toned matte print on photographer's card, 1918
NPG x7960

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Olive Edis

by Olive Edis
autochrome, 1920-1930
NPG x45513

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Olive Edis

by Sarah Jane Dugdale (née Hartland)
NPG x45543


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