Women Photographers

A selection of highlights from the extensive collection of prints by women photographers from the 1900s onwards. 

 

For more on this topic visit the Terence Pepper Collection instagram account Sisters of the Lens 

  • Instagram
'Autumn with Cup of Netar (study)
'Autumn with Cup of Netar (study)

by Kate Smith

Countess of Portarlington
Countess of Portarlington

by Lallie Charles, 1908. This image was reproduced in 'The Graphic',11 November 1908

Lilias Earle
Lilias Earle

by Madame Pestel (Mrs Ann Pestel (formerly Ann Chetham)), 1900s

Lady Brassey
Lady Brassey

by London Stereoscopic Co.

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

photographic illustrations by Adelaide Hanscom Leeson,1905

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by illustration
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by illustration

photographic illustrations by Adelaide Hanscom Leeson,1905

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by illustra
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by illustra

photographic illustrations by Adelaide Hanscom Leeson,1905

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by illustration
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by illustration

photographic illustrations by Adelaide Hanscom Leeson,1905

Nellie Melba
Nellie Melba

by Mabel Shadwell Clarke, 1900s

Princess Mary, Countess of Harewood
Princess Mary, Countess of Harewood

by Alice Hughes, c.1918. A variant of this pose was published in 'The Sketch', 4 December 1918

Clara Butt, Kennerly Rumford and son
Clara Butt, Kennerly Rumford and son

by Eleanor Holmes, 1902

George Hackenschmidt
George Hackenschmidt

by Marie Leon, c1906

Marie Hall
Marie Hall

by Mrs Burrell (Henrietta Theonie Jerome Burrell), c.1903 This image was reproduced in 'The Sketch', 1 April 1903

Madame Albani
Madame Albani

by Rose K. Durrant

Billie Burke as the Red Cross
Billie Burke as the Red Cross

by Charlotte Fairchild, published in Theatre Magazine, December 1918

Edith Craig
Edith Craig

by Lena Connell, 1910s

Anne-Marie Hefner
Anne-Marie Hefner

by Edith Barakovich

Maxine Elliott
Maxine Elliott

by Lizzie Caswall Smith

Lucienne Boyer
Lucienne Boyer

by Laure Albin Guillot

Muriel Stables
Muriel Stables

by Dorothy Hickling

Else Wiesenthal
Else Wiesenthal

by Trude Fleischmann

Ethel Barrymore Cross
Ethel Barrymore Cross

by Charlotte Fairchild

Lynn Fontanne
Lynn Fontanne

by Mary Dale Clarke

Model wearing dress by Jenny
Model wearing dress by Jenny

by Madame d'Ora

Edward Matthews
Edward Matthews

in the Gertrude Stein-Virgil Thomson Opera, 4 Saints in 3 Acts, photographed by Lee Miller, 1934

Princess Marthe Bibesco
Princess Marthe Bibesco

by Berenice Abbott, c.1926

Constance Cummings
Constance Cummings

by Vandamm Studio, 1937

Ruth Gordon in 'The Country Wife'
Ruth Gordon in 'The Country Wife'

by Janet Jevons, 1936

Elisabeth Bergner
Elisabeth Bergner

by Lotte Meitner-Graf

Wallis Simpson
Wallis Simpson

by Dorothy Wilding

Thérèse Bonney
Thérèse Bonney

From 'True Comics', July 1944

Thérèse Bonney
Thérèse Bonney

From 'True Comics', July 1944

Thérèse Bonney
Thérèse Bonney

From 'True Comics', July 1944