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The Morris and Burne-Jones families

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Fulham (made)

  • Date:

    1874 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Platinotype photograph

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dr Robert Steele

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 604

Frederick Hollyer took this photograph in the garden of the Grange, the Burne-Jones's house in Fulham, a suburb of London. It is one of a set of photographs that he took of the families of William Morris and his friend Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones. From left to right the figures are: Burne-Jones's father, Edward Jones, who was on a visit from Birmingham, then Margaret, Edward, Philip and Georgiana Burne-Jones. Standing are May and William Morris. Jane (Morris's wife) and their second daughter, Jenny, are seated in front.

Hollyer took up photography about 1860. He became popular as a professional photographer in fashionable artistic and literary circles. From the mid 1870s he collaborated with Burne-Jones on a series of commercial reproductions of the painter's work. His studio may also have provided photographic services for Morris & Co.

Physical description


Place of Origin

Fulham (made)


1874 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Platinotype photograph


Height: 14 cm, Width: 13.1 cm

Object history note

Taken in the garden of The Grange, the Burne-Jones's house on the North End Road in Fulham.

Descriptive line

Photograph of the Morris and Burne-Jones families taken by Frederick Hollyer in Fulham, 1874.

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

Parry, Linda, ed. William Morris. London: Philip Wilson Publishers Limited, 1996. 384 p., ill. ISBN 0856674419
no. 15
Conrad, Christofer & Zettel, Annabel. Edward Burne-Jones : the earthly paradise. Ostfildern, Germany : Hatje Cantz, 2009



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Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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