Elliot and Fry were eminent portrait photographers who had a number of studios. Their portraits were reproduced subtlety and great skill by Maclure, Macdonald and Co., photo-engravers of Glasgow. The part-work from which this portrait is taken is Art and Literature, published monthly. Each part cost one shilling and had a photogravure frontispiece; Art and Literature is representative of the fine art periodicals produced in the closing decades of the nineteenth century.
Photography & the Printed Page in the Nineteenth Century: An Exhibition at the Bodleian Library, 27 November 2000 to 31 March 2001. Oxford: Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, 2001.