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Anthony Trollope

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Anthony Trollope, by Julia Margaret Cameron, 1864 - NPG P214 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Anthony Trollope

by Julia Margaret Cameron
albumen print, 1864
10 in. x 7 3/4 in. (254 mm x 197 mm)
Purchased, 1982
Primary Collection
NPG P214

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  • Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879), Pioneer photographer. Artist associated with 113 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.

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Like Sir Henry Taylor, the celebrated novelist combined his literary work with that of a civil servant: in Trollope's case a postal official. Cameron took this photograph of him in October, 1864, when he was on holiday at Freshwater on the Isle of Wight and during a crisis in his career at the post office. Following the retirement of his enemy Sir Rowland Hill, Trollope had been passed over for promotion and was himself to retire two years later.

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