'The Wild Flower', 1867

Made:
1867
maker:
Cameron, Julia Margaret

Photograph entitled 'The Wild Flower' taken by Julia Margaret Cameron in 1867. Albumen contact print from wet collodion negative. This photographic study of Mary Ryan (1848-1914) forms part of the Herschel Album, created by Cameron for her friend Sir John Herschel (1792-1871). The title of this photograph probably refers to a line from William Blake's poem 'Auguries of Innocence': 'To see a world in a grain of sand, and heaven in a wild flower'.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1984-5017/78
type:
photograph
credit:
Sotheby's
status:
Permanent collection

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