Lot 19
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Julia Margaret Cameron

10,000 - 15,000 GBP
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  • Julia Margaret Cameron
  • 'Adeline Norman', 1874
  • Signed in ink on mount recto
    Annotated on mount recto by photographer: 'From life, registered photograph copyright'.
  • Vintage Albumen print from wet plate collodion negative
  • Print size: 33.3 x 24.3 cm / Mount size: 42.2 x 33.7 cm
Albumen print from glass collodion negative, flush-mounted to card. Signed and captioned in ink 'From life registered photograph copyright' on the card. 


Alan Klotz gallery, New York


Julian Cox and Colin Ford, Julia Margaret Cameron, The Complete Photographs, London, Thames and Hudson, 2003, ill. pl. 993

Catalogue Note

Julia Margaret Cameron used her family as models in historical and literary photographic representations, as well as in personal images. Her grandchildren are depicted in much of her work, often with religious connotations. This photograph is of her granddaughter, Adeline Norman. The melancholic atmosphere and Adeline’s slightly distant expression are perhaps due to the death of her mother, Cameron’s daughter, that year. Her daughter, Julia Norman, gave Cameron her first camera, and the grief of her untimely death no doubt affected Cameron’s family photography.