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'Teachings from the Elgin Marbles', 1867.

Cameron, Julia Margaret Pattle

'Teachings from the Elgin Marbles', 1867.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm


Teachings from the Elgin Marbles', 1867. Photographic study based on the Elgin Marbles 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, and the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson.

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