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Frederic G. Hodsoll

(1864-1952), Photographer

Artist of 68 portraits
Frederic Hodsoll was one of the earliest photographers to use flash, which gave his prints exceptional clarity of detail and was ideally suited to his favourite subjects: actors in their dressing rooms and writers in their homes. He worked for the illustrated newspaper The Sphere and the magazine The Tatler and Bystander, where many of his portraits were reproduced.

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George Adolphus Storey, by Frederic G. Hodsoll - NPG Ax25157

George Adolphus Storey

by Frederic G. Hodsoll
glossy sepia bromide print on card mount, 1900s
NPG Ax25157

Alfred Austin, by Frederic G. Hodsoll - NPG Ax25156

Alfred Austin

by Frederic G. Hodsoll
bromide print, 1900s
NPG Ax25156

Sir David Murray, by Frederic G. Hodsoll - NPG Ax25161

Sir David Murray

by Frederic G. Hodsoll
bromide print, 1900s
NPG Ax25161

Joseph Farquharson, by Frederic G. Hodsoll - NPG Ax25162

Joseph Farquharson

by Frederic G. Hodsoll
bromide print, 1900s
NPG Ax25162

Henry Herbert La Thangue, by Frederic G. Hodsoll - NPG Ax25167

Henry Herbert La Thangue

by Frederic G. Hodsoll
bromide print, 1900s
NPG Ax25167

Frank Burnand, by Frederic G. Hodsoll - NPG Ax29602

Frank Burnand

by Frederic G. Hodsoll
gelatin silver chloride printing-out paper print, early 1900s
NPG Ax29602

Frederic Harrison, by Frederic G. Hodsoll - NPG Ax29603

Frederic Harrison

by Frederic G. Hodsoll
gelatin silver chloride printing-out paper print, early 1900s
NPG Ax29603

Hon. Pattie Deakin (née Browne), by Frederic G. Hodsoll - NPG Ax29607

Hon. Pattie Deakin (née Browne)

by Frederic G. Hodsoll
gelatin silver chloride printing-out paper print, 1900s
NPG Ax29607

Egerton Castle, by Frederic G. Hodsoll - NPG Ax29612

Egerton Castle

by Frederic G. Hodsoll
gelatin silver chloride printing-out paper print, 1900s
NPG Ax29612

William Hunter Kendal (William Hunter Grimston), by Frederic G. Hodsoll - NPG Ax29613

William Hunter Kendal (William Hunter Grimston)

by Frederic G. Hodsoll
gelatin silver chloride printing-out paper print, 1900s
NPG Ax29613

Henry Arthur Jones, by Frederic G. Hodsoll - NPG Ax29614

Henry Arthur Jones

by Frederic G. Hodsoll
gelatin silver chloride printing-out paper print, early 1900s
NPG Ax29614

Kitty Loftus, by Frederic G. Hodsoll - NPG Ax29621

Kitty Loftus

by Frederic G. Hodsoll
gelatin silver chloride printing-out paper print, early 1900s
NPG Ax29621

Sir Arthur Wing Pinero, by Frederic G. Hodsoll - NPG Ax29622

Sir Arthur Wing Pinero

by Frederic G. Hodsoll
gelatin silver chloride printing-out paper print, 1900s
NPG Ax29622

Sir Maurice William Ernest de Bunsen, Bt, by Frederic G. Hodsoll - NPG Ax29628

Sir Maurice William Ernest de Bunsen, Bt

by Frederic G. Hodsoll
gelatin silver chloride printing-out paper print, 1900s
NPG Ax29628

Probably Frederick Greenwood, by Frederic G. Hodsoll - NPG Ax29629

Probably Frederick Greenwood

by Frederic G. Hodsoll
gelatin silver chloride printing-out paper print, 1900s
NPG Ax29629

Sir Walter Gilbey, 1st Bt, by Frederic G. Hodsoll - NPG Ax29639

Sir Walter Gilbey, 1st Bt

by Frederic G. Hodsoll
bromide print, 1900s
NPG Ax29639

Joseph Hatton, by Frederic G. Hodsoll - NPG Ax29630

Joseph Hatton

by Frederic G. Hodsoll
gelatin silver chloride printing-out paper print, 1901
NPG Ax29630

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