Lot 247
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[Darwin, Charles]--Cameron, Julia Margaret

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  • [Darwin, Charles]--Cameron, Julia Margaret
  • Photographic portrait of Charles Darwin
  • Cameron, Julia Margaret
  • Photograph
near half-length, facing left, albumen print (345 x 253mm), on a later heavy card mount, framed and glazed (frame size 560 x 460mm), [copyright 23 July 1868]

Provenance

Jeremy Norman, "Darwin's Century", Sotheby's, 11 December 1992, lot 139

Literature

Julia Margaret Cameron: Complete Photographs (2002), no.644

Catalogue Note

A COPY OF THE RAREST OF CAMERON'S PORTRAITS OF DARWIN. Julia Margaret Cameron took a series of photographic portraits of Darwin when he and his family rented Dumbola Lodge in Freshwater from the photographer in the summer of 1868. They stayed for six weeks, during which time they became very attached to Cameron and were visited by many of her friends including Tennyson and Longfellow. Darwin himself believed that Cameron's were the best photographs that had been taken of him. 
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