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Photograph - Ellen Terry
  • Ellen Terry
    Hollyer, Frederick, born 1837 - died 1933
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Ellen Terry

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (photographed)

  • Date:

    1886 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hollyer, Frederick, born 1837 - died 1933 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Platinum print

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Eleanor M. Hollyer 1938

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 589, box III

Hollyer was the photographer of choice for the artistic set of the late 19th century. His Portraits of Many Persons of Note fills three volumes with nearly 200 portraits and comprises a pictorial Who's Who of late Victorian and Edwardian celebrities. Ellen Terry (1847-1928) was the most celebrated and loved actress of her day.

Physical description

Half-length portrait of Terry standing and looking at a framed photograph/print on a wall.

Place of Origin

London (photographed)


1886 (photographed)


Hollyer, Frederick, born 1837 - died 1933 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Platinum print

Marks and inscriptions

'Yours truly Ellen Terry'
Written by hand and signed on piece of paper (cut from a letter) affixed to album page below photograph.


Height: 14.5 cm, Width: 10 cm

Descriptive line

Portrait of Ellen Terry Portraits of many persons of note photographed by Frederick Hollyer, Vol. 3, platinum print, 1886


Photographs; Portraits


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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