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Sepia toned black and white photograph.

11.2 x 12.1 cm

Danish-born pianist, Karen Holten (1879–1953), was Grainger’s lover for eight years during the time he lived in London.

Knife and hot key scars 1902 W104-1.tif
Digital print from scanned photograph.

Photograph of imprints made in the flesh by Knife and hot keys, 1902

Platinum print

Photo: 20.5 x 15.3 cm
Photo and frame: 34.2 x 26.2 cm

In 1913 Grainger's then fiancée Margot Harrison ordered a very expensive present for her lover: a portrait of herself by H Walter Barnett. Despite his humble beginnings in…


24.7 x 19.6 cm

This negative relates to a photograph of a collage of photographs depicting Rose Grainger and Percy Grainger in the USA from 1919 to 1922. The photos are numbered from 34 to 81 in a random sequence.

Silver gelatin print

Photo: 11.2 x 8.7 cm
Photo and board: 17.1 x 13.4 cm

The photograph depicts Nellie Melba tending to plants and shrubs placed on an elegant cane and wood table. She is standing in front of the entrance to Coombe Cottage,…

Platinum print, hand-made paper, graphite.

Photo: 28.6 x 21.7 cm
Parchment/Velum Paper?: 45.5 x 41.1 cm
Board: 64 x 51.1 cm

Baron Adolph Sigismund de Meyer is seen by many as the founder of fashion photography. Later in his career he was to…

Platinum print, hand-made paper, graphite.

Photo: 23.4 x 18.4 cm
Paper (studio name): 52.4 x 31.8 cm
Board: 64.1 x 51.1 cm

Adolph de Meyer photographed Grainger multiple times between 1903 and 1906—documenting the young musician’s maturation…

Silver gelatin print.

Photo: 20 x 14.5 cm
Photo and board: 22.8 x 16.4

This photograph is from a series of promotional photographs Grainger had made in London as his performing career progressed. The photograph was taken at Hana Studios, a…

Platinum prints.

Photo: 14.1 x 9.7 cm
Photo and board: 28 x 20.6 cm
Envelope: 35.6 x 22.8 cm

These portraits were taken in the same sitting at Elliot and Fry studio in London, and demonstrate how a change in lighting and camera angle can…

Silver gelatin prints and mechanically printed postcard.

13.5 x 8.3 cm

Aimé Dupont was a fashionable New York studio where Grainger sat for a number of portraits sometime before November 1915. He had already made his debut to New York audiences…
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