H J S Cotton as King Cophetua', 1867

Made:
1867
maker:
Cameron, Julia Margaret

Photograph entitled 'H J S Cotton as King Cophetua' taken by Julia Margaret Cameron in 1867. Albumen contact print from wet collodion negative. This photographic study of Henry John Stedman Cotton (1845-1917) forms part of the Herschel Album, created by Cameron for her friend Sir John Herschel (1792-1871). Stedman was a member of the Indian Civil Service, becoming chief commissioner of Assam in 1896. After retiring in 1902 he was knighted and became MP for Nottingham East. King Cophetua was a character from Alfred Tennyson's 1842 poem, 'The Beggar Maid'.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1984-5017/88
type:
photograph
credit:
Sotheby's
status:
Permanent collection

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