|Julia Margaret Cameron
Zuleika (Portrait of Mrs. Ewan Hay Cameron), 1870
Julia Margaret Cameron was born in 1815 in India.
She resided in England until her death in 1879.
"Large head" portraits, the simplicity of her design, and religious and mythical themes.
Most Popular Images:
"Zuleika"; "The May Queen"; "Alfred Tennyson"
Did you know ... ?
Cameron had six sisters, and she adopted six children.
She began to photograph when she was 49 years old.
I longed to arrest all beauty that came before me."
6" x 4" or 15" x 11 1/4" albumen photographs.
How many photographs exist?
Very few. Generally around four or fewer of each image.
$2,000 - $12,500.
How are the photographs printed and signed?
Most of Cameron's photographs are unsigned.
Some have both an embossed stamp and a special inscription au recto.
Many of Cameron's photographs are vintage. Vintage means that the print date is at or near the same time as the negative date.
Cameron started with an 11" x 19" inch glass plate and wet collodian processing. She later bought a camera with a lens for portraits.
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