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CAMERON, Julia Margaret (1815 - 1879), Photographer

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online July 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199773787
CAMERON, Julia Margaret (1815 - 1879), Photographer

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Born 1815 in Calcutta; died 1879 in Ceylon (present-day Sri Lanka).

Photographer. Portraits, literary scenes, allegorical figures.

Julia Margaret Cameron was born in India to a British official of the East India Company, but educated in Paris and London. She married Charles Hay Cameron in 1838 and raised six children before she began photographing in late 1863, when her daughter gave her an 11 × 9 inch camera. The painter David Wilkie Wynfield

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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