'Julia Jackson, small profile', 1867.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm

'Julia Jackson, small profile', 1867.

Cameron, Julia Margaret Pattle

© National Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


Portrait of Julia Jackson (1846-1895), mother of writer Virginia Woolf and artist Vanesa Bell, 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 proces. She used friends, servants and neighbours as subjects, including the scientists John Herschel and Charles Darwin.



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