Friday, October 4, 2013

William Morris by Frederick Hollyer

platinum print, half length, head resting on his right fist, on the original mounting card, Hollyer's copyright stamp on verso with his 9 Pembroke Square address,framed and glazed, size of photograph 5½ x 4 inches (14 x 10 cm), size of image 9 ½ x 7 ½ inches (24 x 19 cm), overall size 14 ½ x 12 ½ inches (37 x 32 cm) [1886] 

This celebrated photograph of Morris, by his friend and colleague, was taken in 1886 and was produced later that year as a photogravure by Walker and Boutall. A version of it was kept by May Morris in her album (Ashmolean).

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