Albumen print. Wedding portrait of Annie Chinery Cameron (born c 1851), by Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879). Annie, daughter of Dr Edward Chinery from Lymington, married Cameron's son Ewen. Cameron's photographic portraits are considered among the finest in the early history of photography. She set up a private studio at her Isle of Wight home at the age of 48, after her daughter gave her a camera, and she became expert at using the collodion wet-plate process. She used friends, servants and neighbours as subjects, including the scientists Charles Darwin and John Herschel, and the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson. Much of her work reflects the Pre-Raphaelite painting style which was popular at the time.
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