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On display at V&A South Kensington
Request to view at the Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F , Case X, Shelf 589, Box III

Adolphe Meyer

Photograph
ca. 1900 (photographed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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. Baron Adolf de Meyer was a French photographer and member of the Linked Ring, a brotherhood of photographers committed to excellence in all styles of photography which flourished between 1892 and 1909.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Additional TitlePortraits of many persons of note photographed by Frederick Hollyer in three volumes, vol. III (assigned by artist)
Materials and Techniques
Platinum print
Brief Description
Portrait of Baron Adolf de Meyer (1868-1949) Portraits of many persons of note photographed by Frederick Hollyer, Vol. 3, platinum print, ca. late 1890s
Physical Description
Bust portrait of a mustachioed Meyer Benson facing to the right with his chin resting on his left hand.
Dimensions
  • Height: 14.5cm
  • Width: 10cm
Credit line
Given by Helena Hollyer 1938
Historical context
In 1901 Meyer was made a baron by Frederick-Augustus III, King of Saxony, at the request of his cousin Edward VII. Edward VII was the godfather of Meyer's wife Olga Caracciolo
Subject depicted
Summary
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. Baron Adolf de Meyer was a French photographer and member of the Linked Ring, a brotherhood of photographers committed to excellence in all styles of photography which flourished between 1892 and 1909.
Collection
Accession Number
7911-1938

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record createdSeptember 14, 2004
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