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Rt. Hon. W E Gladstone

Rt. Hon. W E Gladstone

Photographer: Myers, Eveleen (1856 - 1937)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1891

Shelfmark: 1757.b.14

Item number: 26

Length: 16.9

Width: 12

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"If space permitted, I would dwell upon Mrs. Myers' portraits of Mr. Gladstone...and many other distinguished contemporaries, whose memory the world willl not willingly let die. Such is the excellence of her work in the two departments I have mentioned (imaginative composition and portraiture) that invaluable contributions to art and historical records are to be expected from the mastery she has attained within the space of a few years. It does not seem that Mrs. Myers has turned her attention to landscape; but her powers are so marked in the direction of humanity that the world will probably not suffer by her neglect of this province.

It may be added that Mrs. Myers (nee Eveleen Tennant) began to study photography at the end of 1888, with the view of taking portraits of her children. Since that date she has applied herself assiduously, not only to the asthetic side of the persuit, but also to its less attractive mechanical processes."

Descriptive text by John Addington Symonds from 'Sun Artists' (Number 7)

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