The Morris & Burne-Jones families, 1874




The Morris & Burne-Jones families by Frederick Hollyer, 1874

Frederick Hollyer took this photograph in the garden of the Grange, the Burne-Jones’s house on the North End Road 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.

source: Victoria & Albert Museum

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