Beatrice

Made:
1866 in United Kingdom
photographer:
Julia Margaret Cameron

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'Beatrice' A photographic study of Mary Emily 'May' Prinsep (1853-1931), taken by Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879) in 1866
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An albumen print photograph entitled 'Beatrice', taken by Julia Margaret Cameron in 1866. The print forms part of the Herschel Album.

An albumen print photograph entitled 'Beatrice', taken by Julia Margaret Cameron in 1866.

The print forms part of the Herschel Album, created by Cameron for her friend Sir John Herschel (1792-1871). The model for the photograph is Mary Emily Prinsep (1853-1931). The photograph portrays Beatrice Cenci, a character in Percy Bysshe Shelley's (1792-1822) play 'The Cenci' (1819). The play was based on the true story of Beatrice Cenci, a sixteenth century Italian woman who ran away after plotting the death of her tyrannical father. She was caught and executed in 1599.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1984-5017/83
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • object genre
  • image
  • print
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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