Item #CL178-79 [Lady Hannah Lloyd Jones]. E O. Hoppé, Brit.
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[Lady Hannah Lloyd Jones]

c1930. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, signed in ink on image lower left, annotated “19010-K” in ink on photographer’s label on backing verso, 20.9 x 15.5cm. Small chips to upper left edge of image, minor silvering to edges, tipped to original backing.

Label reads “Hoppé, 7 Cromwell Place, South Kensington [London].” Provenance: Charles Lloyd Jones estate. Similar image held in NPG.

Lady Hannah Benyon Lloyd Jones (d.1982) was the third wife of Sir Charles Lloyd Jones, the chairman of David Jones Ltd. They were married in Chicago in 1929, a week after Charles’ Reno divorce. Awarded an OBE for her charity work, Hannah was a leading member of Sydney society. In 1930 Hoppé most likely photographed Hannah in Sydney before commencing his commission to shoot a “photographic portrait” of Australia, which involved travelling for ten months throughout the country.

Emil Otto Hoppé (1878-1972) is considered to be one of the 20th century’s most significant portrait and documentary photographers. One of his aims was “to create portraits wherein ‘character rather than flattery [was] the dominant note.’” His sitters included Albert Einstein, HG Wells, Virginia Woolf and Rudyard Kipling.

Item #CL178-79

Price (AUD): $2,200.00  other currencies

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