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on Jun 23, 2021 in | Comments Off on Frederick Hollyer

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Hollyer (Frederick)
Socrates Teaching the People in the Agora, by Harry Bates, 1883
Platinum print, mounted, photographer’s blindstamp, light browning
440 x 860mm.

An extremely large print of Harry Bates’ marble relief, which was exhibited at the Royal Academy. Hollyer is better known for his platinum prints of Pre-Raphaelite paintings (see lot 251), but an advertisement of 1901 offers “Permanent Photographs of the Works of Harry Bates”, including ‘The Story of Psyche’, ‘Hounds in Leash’, and ‘Homer’. Included in the lot are copies of recent letters from the V&A and the Walker Art Gallery, Merseyside, relating to the present print.

Frederick Hollyer (17 June 1838 – 21 November 1933) was an English photographer and engraver known for his photographic reproductions of paintings and drawings, particularly those of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, and for portraits of literary and artistic figures of late Victorian and Edwardian London.