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Cingalese women, c 1875-1879.

Cingalese women, c 1875-1879.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 27cm x 32cm


Portrait of two women from Ceylon (Sri Lanka) 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. Cameron moved to Kalutara in Ceylon in 1875, and died there in 1879.

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