The Morris and Burne-Jones families

Photograph
1874 (made)
The Morris and Burne-Jones families thumbnail 1
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Platinotype photograph
Brief Description
Photograph of the Morris and Burne-Jones families taken by Frederick Hollyer in Fulham, 1874.
Physical Description
Photograph
Dimensions
  • Height: 14cm (Note: Pasted to card: 165 x 146 mm.)
  • Width: 13.1cm
Credit line
Given by Dr Robert Steele
Object history
Taken in the garden of The Grange, the Burne-Jones's house on the North End Road in Fulham.
Subjects depicted
Place Depicted
Summary
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.
Bibliographic References
  • Parry, Linda, ed. William Morris. London: Philip Wilson Publishers Limited, 1996. 384 p., ill. ISBN 0856674419
  • Conrad, Christofer & Zettel, Annabel. Edward Burne-Jones : the earthly paradise. Ostfildern, Germany : Hatje Cantz, 2009no. 15
Collection
Accession Number
1813-1939

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