12 of 68 portraits of William Morris
by Frederick Hollyer
platinum print, 1874
5 3/8 in. x 3 3/4 in. (135 mm x 96 mm)
Given by Robert R. Steele, 1939
Artistback to top
- Frederick Hollyer (1838-1933), Photographer and art publisher. Artist associated with 109 portraits, Sitter associated with 6 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Marsh, Jan, The Pre-Raphaelite Circle, 2013, p. 90 Read entry
'It wouldn't trouble him if you didn't like him, and he wouldn't say or unsay a thing to please you,' recalled Burne-Jones. 'If anything he might be likely enough to say a thing to startle you.'
- Marsh, Jan, Insights: The Pre-Raphaelite Circle, 2005, p. 86
- Various, William Morris: Words & Wisdom, 2014 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 16 October 2014 - 11 January 2015)
Placesback to top
- Place made and portrayed: United Kingdom: England, London (garden of Burne-Jones's home, The Grange, North End Road, Fulham, London)
Events of 1874back to top
Current affairsDisraeli becomes Prime Minister for the second time, winning the general election and giving the Conservative party its first absolute majority since the 1840s.
Professional opportunities for women develop, with the opening of the London School of Economics to women, the foundation of the London School of Medicine for Women and the Women's Protective and Provident League.