'Portrait of Fred Hollyer', c. 1924.
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Frederick Hollyer ran a successful business photographing historical and contemporary works of art. He set aside one a day a week for portraiture at his studio in Kensington, London. He photographed friends and acquaintances from artistic and literary circles. Collectively, his work forms an astonishing profile of late-nineteenth century British cultural life.