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Frederick Hollyer

(1838-1933), Photographer and art publisher

Sitter associated with 6 portraits
Artist associated with 111 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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May Morris, by Frederick Hollyer - NPG x19854

May Morris

by Frederick Hollyer
platinum print, 22 March 1886
NPG x19854

May Morris, by Frederick Hollyer - NPG x19855

May Morris

by Frederick Hollyer
platinotype cabinet card, circa 1886
NPG x19855

May Morris, by Frederick Hollyer - NPG x19856

May Morris

by Frederick Hollyer
platinotype cabinet card, circa 1886
NPG x19856

May Morris, by Frederick Hollyer - NPG x19857

May Morris

by Frederick Hollyer
platinotype cabinet card, circa 1886
NPG x19857

May Morris, by Frederick Hollyer - NPG x19858

May Morris

by Frederick Hollyer
platinotype cabinet card, circa 1886
NPG x19858

George Meredith, by Frederick Hollyer - NPG x8505

George Meredith

by Frederick Hollyer
platinum print, 1886
NPG x8505

(Lloyd) Logan Pearsall Smith, by Frederick Hollyer - NPG Ax160599

(Lloyd) Logan Pearsall Smith

by Frederick Hollyer
platinum print, 1886
NPG Ax160599

Sir Alfred Gilbert, by Frederick Hollyer - NPG x13183

Sir Alfred Gilbert

by Frederick Hollyer
platinotype cabinet card, 1887
NPG x13183

Frederick Thomas Hollyer, by Frederick Hollyer - NPG Ax128330

Frederick Thomas Hollyer

by Frederick Hollyer
platinotype cabinet card, 1890s
NPG Ax128330

Frederick Thomas Hollyer, by Frederick Hollyer - NPG Ax128374

Frederick Thomas Hollyer

by Frederick Hollyer
platinotype cabinet card, 1890s
NPG Ax128374

Unknown woman, by Frederick Hollyer - NPG Ax128375

Unknown woman

by Frederick Hollyer
platinotype cabinet card, 1890s
NPG Ax128375

Unknown woman, by Frederick Hollyer - NPG Ax128376

Unknown woman

by Frederick Hollyer
platinotype cabinet card, 1890s
NPG Ax128376

Unknown man, by Frederick Hollyer - NPG Ax128377

Unknown man

by Frederick Hollyer
platinotype cabinet card, 1890s
NPG Ax128377

Sir Richard Strachey, by Frederick Hollyer - NPG x13039

Sir Richard Strachey

by Frederick Hollyer
platinotype cabinet card, 1890s
NPG x13039

Sir Richard Strachey, by Frederick Hollyer - NPG x13040

Sir Richard Strachey

by Frederick Hollyer
platinotype cabinet card, 1890s
NPG x13040

Jane Maria (née Grant), Lady Strachey, by Frederick Hollyer - NPG x13042

Jane Maria (née Grant), Lady Strachey

by Frederick Hollyer
platinum print, 1890s
NPG x13042

Jane Maria (née Grant), Lady Strachey, by Frederick Hollyer - NPG x13043

Jane Maria (née Grant), Lady Strachey

by Frederick Hollyer
platinum print, 1890s
NPG x13043

Jane Maria (née Grant), Lady Strachey, by Frederick Hollyer - NPG x13044

Jane Maria (née Grant), Lady Strachey

by Frederick Hollyer
platinotype cabinet card, 1890s
NPG x13044

Jane Maria (née Grant), Lady Strachey, by Frederick Hollyer - NPG x13045

Jane Maria (née Grant), Lady Strachey

by Frederick Hollyer
platinotype cabinet card, 1890s
NPG x13045

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