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Lucy Lutwidge with microscope, c 1858.

Carroll, Lewis

Lucy Lutwidge with microscope, c 1858.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


Photographic portrait by Lewis Carroll. Lucy Lutwidge, Carroll's aunt, kept house for the family after their mother died. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by his pseudonym Lewis Carroll, was the author of the classic childrens book, 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' (1865). Carroll was one of a small number of mainly British amateur photographers who excelled during the early years of photography. He began taking photographs in 1856 and was soon producing far less stilted and artificial portraits, especially of children, than those taken by the vast numbers of professional portraitists of the time. Albumen print.

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