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Sir John Herschel

Artist:
Julia Margaret Cameron (British (born India), Calcutta 1815–1879 Kalutara, Ceylon)
Date:
1867
Medium:
Albumen silver print from glass negative
Dimensions:
Image: 33.8 x 26.2cm (13 5/16 x 10 5/16in.) Mount: 58.3 x 46.2 cm (22 15/16 x 18 3/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gift of Lucy Chauncey, in memory of her father, Henry Chauncey, 1935
Accession Number:
35.85.3
Not on view
Inscription: Signed and inscribed in ink on mount, recto, below image, BL and BR: "From Life Registered Copyright Julia Margaret Cameron"; in pencil, BC: "Sir J. F. W. Herschel"; in ink (or possibly lithographically reproduced), along BE: "the one of the old Paterfamilies with is black Cap on is I think the climax of Photographic Art//and beats hollow every thing I ever liked in Photography before. --//J. F. W. Herschel"; Colnaghi blind stamp, BC (oval): "REGISTERED PHOTOGRAPH//SOLD BY//MESSRS COLNAGHI//14 PALL MALL EAST//LONDON"
Lucy Chauncey

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Four Victorian Photographers," November 16, 1967–January 1, 1968.

New York Public Library. "A History of Women Photographers," October 19, 1996–January 4, 1997.

National Museum of Women in the Arts. "A History of Women Photographers," February 13, 1997–May 11, 1997.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art. "A History of Women Photographers," June 7, 1997–August 10, 1997.

Akron Art Museum. "A History of Women Photographers," September 6, 1997–November 2, 1997.

Weaver, Mike. Julia Margaret Cameron, 1815–1879. 1st ed. Boston: John Hansard Gallery, 1984. no. 3.24, p. 109.

Cox, Julian, and Colin Ford. Julia Margaret Cameron: The Complete Photographs. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2003. no. 674, p. 325.



Taken at Sir John Herschel's own residence Collingwood April 1867 (Weaver, p. 109)
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