Julia Margaret Cameron (British, 1815-1879) Valentine Prinsep, 1867 35.1 x 27.1cm (13 13/16 x 10 11/16in).
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Julia Margaret Cameron (British, 1815-1879) Valentine Prinsep, 1867
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Julia Margaret Cameron (British, 1815-1879)
Valentine Prinsep, 1867
Albumen print, mounted on card. Signed, titled in pencil and annotated 'From Life' in ink. With Messrs Colnaghi blindstamp and gilt border surrounding the image.
35.1 x 27.1cm (13 13/16 x 10 11/16in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    By descent from the photographer to the present owner

    Literature:
    Cox, J. & Ford, C., Julia Margaret Cameron: The Complete Photographs (London: Thames & Hudson, 2001), cat. no. 742

    Valentine 'Val' Prinsep was the son of Julia Margaret Cameron's sister, Sarah, and Henry Thoby Prinsep. Born in Calcutta in 1838, Valentine was an artist, tutored by lifelong friend George Frederick Watts, encouraged by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and much influenced by Frederick Leighton. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1862 until his death in 1904, becoming a royal academician in 1894. A striking figure, he married late in life but was said earlier to have had a love affair with Kate, youngest daughter of Charles Dickens, who was also an artist.

    The Complete Photographs lists only one known example of this image, in the collection of the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire.
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