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    Artist Name:

    Julia Margaret Cameron

    Nationality & Life Dates:

    British, born India, 1815–1879

    Title:

    Mrs. Ewen Hay Cameron

    Date:

    November 18, 1870

    Medium:

    Albumen silver print

    Dimensions:

    12 15/16 x 10 1/16 inches

    Credit Line:

    Purchase

    Accession Number:

    74.147

    Currently Not on View
    Julia Margaret Cameron’s photograph of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ewen Hay Cameron (née Annie Chinery), differs from the stiffly posed studio portraits of the time. Taking up photography at the age of forty-eight in 1863, Cameron was among a group of adventurous amateurs who experimented with the difficult photographic process in the first decades of the medium. Many of Cameron’s portraits have a softened, diaphanous quality, including this photograph. She was often criticized for this and other technical limitations, but Cameron ignored her detractors, saying that her goal was to reveal the inner person, not just their outer appearance.



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