'Young Astyanax', 1866

Made:
1866
maker:
Cameron, Julia Margaret

Photograph entitled 'Young Astyanax' taken by Julia Margaret Cameron in 1866. Albumen contact print from wet collodion negative. This photographic study of William Frederick 'Freddy' Gould (born 1861) forms part of the Herschel Album, created by Cameron for her friend Sir John Herschel (1792-1871). Astyanax was the son of Hector and Andromache, and therefore the eldest grandson of Priam. He died when only a baby during the fall of Troy, when the son of Achilles, Neoptolemus, threw him over the walls of Troy.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1984-5017/60
type:
photograph
credit:
Sotheby's
status:
Permanent collection

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