Charles Darwin. After Julia Margaret Cameron, Brit.
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Charles Darwin

1868/1893. Photogravure, printed label attached to original mount verso, 26.8 x 20.7cm (image). Mount burn to margins.

Label reads “This portrait is published for the subscribers to Appletons’ Scientific Library” and includes biographical information on Darwin. Provenance: Christies, London, 1996.

This photogravure, most likely published by T. Fisher Unwin, was made after an albumen paper photograph taken by Julia Margaret Cameron in Isle of Wight.

Image held in V&A (UK) with the comment “When Julia Margaret Cameron photographed her intellectual heroes such as Alfred Tennyson, Sir John Herschel and Henry Taylor, her aim was to record ‘the greatness of the inner as well as the features of the outer man.’… The naturalist Charles Darwin and his family rented a cottage on the Isle of Wight from the Camerons in the summer of 1868. By 27 July, Colnaghi’s was advertising, ‘We are glad to observe her gallery of great men enriched by a very fine portrait of Charles Darwin.’”

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Item #CL191-14

Price (AUD): $2,200.00  Other currencies

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