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Edward Burne-Jones; Portraits of many persons of note photographed by Frederick Hollyer in three volumes, vol. II

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (photographed)

  • Date:

    1890 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Leighton, Barbara (photographer)
    Hollyer, Frederick, born 1837 - died 1933 (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Platinum print

  • Museum number:

    11-1939

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case X, shelf 41, box B

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This photograph shows Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones at work in the Garden Studio of his house, The Grange, North End Lane, Fulham, on his vast watercolour The Star of Bethlehem (completed early 1891). It was taken by Barbara Leighton, about whom nothing is known. In the past it has past been wrogly attributed to Frederick Hollyer who did however make this platinum print from Leighton's 15 x 12 inch negative.

Physical description

Portrait of Edward Burne walking down a ladder in front of his painting 'The Star of Bethlehem'. Pasted to green board.

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (photographed)

Date

1890 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Leighton, Barbara (photographer)
Hollyer, Frederick, born 1837 - died 1933 (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Platinum print

Dimensions

Height: 33.3 cm, Width: 27.8 cm, Height: 494 mm green board, Width: 379 mm green board

Object history note

This photograph has in the past been wrongly attributed to Frederick Hollyer who did however make this platinum print from Barbara Leighton's 15 x 12 inch negative.

Descriptive line

Portrait of Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898), by Barbara Leighton (active ca.1890), printed by Frederick Hollyer (1837-1933), ca. 1890

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Christofer Conrad and Hatje Cantz, Edward Burne-Jones. Das Irdische Paradies Stuttgart: Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, 2009. ISBN: 978-3-7757-2516-3 (Deutsch), 978-3-7757-2517-0 (English).
Exhibition catalogue

Exhibition History

Edward Burne-Jones - The Earthly Paradise (Kunstmuseum, Bern 18/03/2010-25/07/2010)
Edward Burne-Jones - The Earthly Paradise (Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart 24/10/2009-07/02/2010)

Labels and date

This photograph shows the artist Burne-Jones at work in the garden studio of his house in London. He is working on his vast watercolour The Star of Bethlehem which was completed in early 1891. The photograph was taken by Barbara Leighton, about whom little is known. Her negative was enlarged and printed by Frederick Hollyer, who is known for his portraits of artists and reproduction photographs of paintings, including by Burne-Jones. [10/2012]
Gallery 100, ‘History of photography’, 2012-2013, label texts :

Barbara Leighton (dates unknown, active 1890s)
Sir Edward Burne-Jones, 27 July 1890
1890

This photograph shows the artist Burne-Jones at
work in the garden studio of his house in London.
He is working on his vast watercolour The Star of
Bethlehem which was completed in early 1891.
The photograph was taken by Barbara Leighton,
about whom little is known. Her negative was
enlarged and printed by Frederick Hollyer, who is
known for his portraits of artists and reproduction
photographs of paintings, including by Burne-Jones.

Platinum print
Museum no. 11-1939
[11 03 2014]

Subjects depicted

Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones

Categories

Portraits; Photographs

Collection code

PDP

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