Julia Jackson, front (Stella)

  • Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879)

  • 29,2 x 24 cm
  • 1867
  • Proof on albumen paper/wet collodion glass plate negative
  • MVHP PH 2593
  • Victor Hugo’s house, Paris

As a sign of admiration and knowing Victor Hugo’s interest in photography, Julia Margaret Cameron delivered 29 portraits to him at Hauteville House in the late 1860s and early 1870s. This British photographer, who was close to the English Pre-Raphaelite movement, is primarily known for her portraits of writers, poets and artists. She also took many photographs of her family, including her niece Julia Jackson (mother of Virginia Woolf). This portrait is emblematic of the photographer’s technique and style with the subtle play of light and shade and the intentional blur.

Notice's author : Alexandrine Achille