Thomas Carlyle, 1867.

Cameron, Julia Margaret Pattle

 
Thomas Carlyle, 1867.
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

Description

Portrait of the writer Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) by Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879). 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 John Herschel and Charles Darwin, and poet Alfred Tennyson. Much of her work reflects the Pre-Raphaelite painting style which was popular at the time. In 1875 she and her husband moved to Ceylon, (now Sri Lanka), where she died in 1879.

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10452121

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