Collection of photographic prints, autochromes & negatives by Mary Olive Edis

A collection of 112 photographs, 36 autochromes and 923 negatives.


Details

Medium:
Photographic print, autochrome, negative
Dimensions:
Various
Art Fund grant:
£7,500 ( Total: £30,000)
Acquired in:
2008
Vendor:
Private collection

The subjects include a famous and important series of portraits of Cromer and Sheringham fishermen, of which two are very rare autochromes. The images are remarkable as high quality portraits which sensitively capture the work-worn lines of the fishermen, who were very camera-shy. Edis exhibited photographs of the Sheringham fishermen in Sheringham in 1951. Many of the descendents of the subjects still live in the area. The collection also includes many studio portraits, unique north Norfolk topographical autochromes, and portraits of local and some more famous people, including King George V, Lloyd George and local lifeboat hero Henry Blogg.

Provenance

Private collection.

Venue details

Cromer Museum East Cottages, Tucker Street, CROMER Norfolk NR27 9HB 01263 513 543 www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £4)

1 March - 31 October 2015
Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday & Sunday 12 noon - 4pm

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