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Cecily Hamilton

Oscar Gustav Rejlander (British, born Sweden, 1813–1875)

Date:
1863–1867
Medium:
Albumen silver print from glass negative
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
David Hunter McAlpin Fund, 1946
Accession Number:
46.1.45
  • Description

    In 1863 Rejlander visited Freshwater on the Isle of Wight. He photographed the family of his friend Alfred, Lord Tennyson as well as the Camerons, and Julia Margaret made prints from copy negatives of Rejlander photographs even before receiving her own camera. Undoubtedly, she knew Rejlander’s “high art” allegorical concoctions as well as his more straightforward but sentimental portraits such as this one.

  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: In graphite on mount recto, BC: "Cecily Hamilton / photo Reylander / Wolverhampton"
    In graphite on mount verso, C: "46.1.45"; and Met Museum ink stamp.
    In graphite on verso, BL: "O.J.Rejlander"

  • Provenance

    E. Weil, London

268988

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