Julia Margaret Cameron, Sadness [actress Ellen Terry at 16], 1864
Julia Margaret Pattle was born in Calcutta, India, to a British official of the East India Company and his aristocratic French wife, Adeline de l'Etang. She was the ugly duckling in a family of beautiful daughters, the great-aunt of Virginia Woolf, who acknowledged her talent as a portrait photographer of intellectual and literary lions of her time, despite the fact that she did not begin her photographic career until the age of 48.
Julia was educated in France, and returned to India to marry Charles Hay Cameron, twenty years older than she, and already a distinguished judge. They returned to England in 1848 and purchased a home on the Isle of Wight, where they had visited the residence of Alfred Lord Tennyson.
Julia Margaret Cameron, Annie, Restored albumen print,1864
Julia Margaret Cameron, Julia Jackson, circa 1865
Julia Margaret Cameron, Thomas Carlyle, 1867
Julia Margaret Cameron, Charles Darwin, 1869
Julia Margaret Cameron, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1868
Henry Herschel Hay Cameron (1852-1911) Julia Margaret Cameron, 1870
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