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Toned silver gelatin print.

Photo: 24.1 x 19.0 cm
Photo and frame: 30.3 x 24.3 cm

Grainger spent a lot of his life away from home touring as a concert pianist. While his mother was alive he developed a pattern of having photographs of himself…

silver gelatin print.

Photo: 21.1 x 16 cm
Photo and card: 25.2 x 20.2 cm

Although taken in a formal studio setting, this photograph was certainly not meant for promotional purposes. Grainger had his portrait taken by Mary Dale Clark on a…

Platinum prints.

Photo: 14.0 x 9.5 cm
Photo and board: 28.0 x 20.7 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 print.

Photo: 20.2 x 15.6 cm
Photo and board: 37.5 x 29.8 cm

This portrait depicts Percy Grainger with his fingers interlaced in front of him. The photograph is mounted on board.

Sheet-fed photo gravure print
(Bruchmann Mezzotint gravures, printer)

28.5 x 22 cm

This portrait depicts Rose Grainger sitting in a plush armchair. She is wearing a long off shoulder dress with flowing skirts and organza. As described by the…

Black and white photograph.

16.5 x 21.6 cm

The men present in the picture are (left to right): Scott, Quilter, PG, Norman O’Neil, Edward Milner, Basil Cameron. Inscriptions at the back appear to relate to the handling of the photograph.

Chromogenic print from Kodachrome slide.

Photo: 23.9 x 9 cm
Photo and frame: 30.6 x 25.5 cm

This portrait depicts a frontal view of Cyril Scott as an elderly gentleman. He is not looking directly at the camera and is wearing a black suit with…

Silver gelatin print

34.8 x 27.3 cm

Dr Kaare Nygaard (1903-1989) was Percy Grainger’s friend as well as medical doctor and surgeon. Nygaard was also a sculptor, and he made three bronze sculptures of the composer and one life mask. He also…


Photo: 19.8 x 10.9 cm
Photo and card: 34.8 x 26.8 cm

Eleonora Duse (1858-1924) was a much-adored star of the Italian stage who also enjoyed international acclaim. She is remembered for her roles in plays by Henrik Ibsen and…

Sepia toned silver gelatin print.

This complex photographic composition captures a fleeting moment of intimacy between Ella Grainger and her husband. Ella’s expression and body language suggest adoration, whereas Percy’s attention is turned…
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