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Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879), Pioneer photographer

Sitter in 8 portraits
Artist associated with 113 portraits
Born in Calcutta, educated in England and Paris, she married Charles Hay Cameron, a lawyer, in Calcutta in 1838, and moved to England on his retirement. Cameron was given her first camera 1863 and had her first exhibition at Colnaghi's in 1865. Despite her success, in 1875 she left Britain for Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) where they had coffee plantations, remaining there until her death three years later. Cameron is best known for her portraits of great Victorians such as Darwin, Herschel, Watts and Tennyson and illustrations to the latter's Idylls of the King. Her unfinished autobiography Annals of my Glasshouse was written in 1874 and published in 1889.

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P214

Anthony Trollope

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen print, 1864
NPG P214

P984

Aubrey Thomas de Vere

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen print, arched top, 1864
NPG P984

P126

William Michael Rossetti

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen print, 19 July 1865
NPG P126

P285

Tennyson and his sons

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen print, 1865
NPG P285

P986

Thomas Hughes

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen print, 1865
NPG P986

P988

Alice Liddell

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen print
NPG P988

P990

Sir Henry Taylor

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen print, 1 June 1865
NPG P990

P989

Henry Thoby Prinsep

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen print, arched top, 1866
NPG P989

P122

Thomas Carlyle

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen print, 1867
NPG P122

P123

Thomas Carlyle

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen print, printed in reverse, 1867
NPG P123

P102

Frederick Locker-Lampson

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen print, circa 1867
NPG P102

P53

Anne Isabella (née Thackeray), Lady Ritchie

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen print, circa 1867
NPG P53

P286

Thomas Pateshall Monnington

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen print, late 1860s
NPG P286

P284

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen print, 1867
NPG P284

P985

Edward John Eyre

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen print, 1867
NPG P985

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