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    Sale 5167

    Photographs

    21 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 559

    JULIA MARGARET CAMERON (1815-1879)

    Sir John Frederick William Herschel, April 1867

    Price Realised  

    JULIA MARGARET CAMERON (1815-1879)
    Sir John Frederick William Herschel, April 1867
    albumen print
    signed, dated and annotated 'From life registered photograph taken at his own residence Collingwood' and 'genuine photograph' by photographer, signed by Herschel in pencil/ink, embossed 'Colnaghi' stamp on original mount; initialled and annotated 'genuine autograph' on reverse of mount
    13 x 10in. (33.1 x 25.4cm.)


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    Herschel's life-long friendship with Cameron began in 1834 in South Africa, where he had travelled to survey the skies of the southern hemisphere.

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    Literature

    The Herschel Album, National Portrait Gallery, London, 1975, cover; Cox & Ford, Julia Margaret Cameron: The Complete Photographs, Thames & Hudson, 2003, p.325, no.674 & back cover.