Julia Margaret Cameron and her daughter

Made:
1845-02-10 in Calcutta
maker:
Unknown

Portrait of Julia Margaret Cameron with her daughter, Julia

Cased daguerreotype portrait of Julia Margaret Cameron and her daughter, Julia Hay Cameron,1845, probably taken in Kolkuta (Calcutta) before January 1845. With ink inscription 'Julia Hay Cameron Feb 10th 1845. This for me to keep. Given to my Julia by her request. Her own choice'.The daguerreotype shows Julia Margaret Cameron at the age of 29, together with her daughter, Julia. The same daughter who would buy Julia Margaret Cameron her first camera twenty years later.

A cased daguerreotype portrait of Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879) and her daughter, taken by an unknown photographer in 1845.

The daguerreotype shows Cameron at the age of 29, together with her daughter, Julia Hay Cameron, the same daughter who would buy Julia Margaret Cameron her first camera twenty years later. An inscription on the back is dated 10th February 1845 and reads 'This for me to keep. Given to my Julia by her request. Her own choice'. It is possible the image was made in India, Cameron and her daughter were in Calcutta until January 1845.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
2007-5000
Measurements:
closed (apx): 120 mm x 94 mm x 6 mm,
open (apx): 241 mm x 94 mm x 6 mm,
type:
daguerreotype
taxonomy:
  • processes and techniques
  • image making processes and techniques
  • photographic process
  • object genre
  • image
credit:
Thomas Luckock, Joanna Holder, Andrew Luckock and Margaret de Courcey-Ireland
status:
Permanent collection

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