Frederick Hollyer. Photograph, possibly the platinum process of The Story of Psyche by Harry Bates. Side panels: 7 ½ x 5 inches inches. Central panel: 15 ½ x 5 inches. Private collection.

According to the extensive Wikipedia article, Hollyer appears to have made a living photographing paintings and sculpture from the 1870s on. In M.H. Spielmann, British Sculpture and Sculptors of To-Day (1901) he has a two-page advertisement at the very back of the book showing not only the Story of Psyche but a number of other items” by Bates.

Related Material


Beattie, Susan. The New Sculpture. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1983. pl 147.

Bowman, Robert. Sir Alfred Gilbert and the New Sculpture. London: The Fine Art Society, 2008. Pp. 6-7.

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