Julia Margaret Cameron, British photographer, 1868.

 
Julia Margaret Cameron, British photographer, 1868.
4 0 c m
 
26cm
actual image size: 18cm x 32cm

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Portrait by an unknown photographer. Julia Margaret Cameron's (1815-1879) 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. From the Howard Ricketts collection.

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