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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

Frederick 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. This portrait is of Ellen Terry (1847–1928), the most celebrated and loved actress of her day.

Physical description

Half-length photograph of Terry reading a book.

Place of Origin

London (photographed)


1886 (photographed)


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

Materials and Techniques

Platinum print


Height: 13.3 cm, Width: 11 cm

Descriptive line

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




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