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Mrs. Ewen Hay Cameron

Photography
photograph
Mrs. Ewen Hay Cameron

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Julia Margaret Cameron
British, born India, 1815–1879

Date

1870

Medium

Albumen silver print

Accession #

74.147

Dimensions

12 15/16 x 10 1/16 inches

Location

On View - Wieland Pavilion, Lower Level, Gallery 100

Description

Though chastised by her peers as a poor technician, Julia Margaret Cameron used soft focus and natural, emotive poses to make lyrical portraits of British celebrities and aristocracy, which were often inspired by literature and legend.

Cameron took up photography at the age of forty-eight in 1863 and was among a group of adventurous amateurs who experimented with the difficult photographic process during its early decades. Her work exemplifies women’s important roles in shaping the earliest artistic possibilities of photography.

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