After George Frederic Watts – Portrait of Edward Burne-Jones Photogravure, C 1892



After George Frederic Watts

Portrait of ‘Edward Burne-Jones’

Photogravure in sepia on wove from C 1892 by Messrs Walker & Boutall. Original photograph by F. Hollyer

Image size: 14.5cm X 11.5cm (approx.), Plate size: 18cm X 15cm (approx.), Sheet size: 28.5cm X 20cm (approx.).


Made in the lifetimes of both Watts and Burne-Jones by photogravure, a method of intaglio printing popular at the time which adds its own distinct and attractive character to a photographed image. The image reproduced here for the website cannot do justice to the actual clarity of line and tone that is a product of the photogravure technique.

The print is made from a photograph by Frederick Hollyer who was the principal art photographer of the day.

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