Tag albumen prints
Sir John Herschel This image depicts "Sir John Herschel, Victorian England’s preeminent scientist, astronomer, and mathematician, considered the equal of Sir Isaac Newton. Herschel wrote to her in Calcutta of Henry Talbot’s invention of photography and sent her the first photographs she had ever seen. Of her 1867 portraits of Herschel, she wrote: “From my earliest girlhood I had loved and honoured him, and it was after a friendship of 31 years’ duration that the high task of giving his portrait to the nation was allotted to me.” Of the four exposures Cameron made in April 1867, Herschel preferred this one, which portrayed him, he thought, as an 'old Paterfamilias.'"
Alfred, Lord Tennyson This image depicts the renowned English poet, Alfred Lord Tennyson. In addition to Cameron's multiple portraits of Tennyson, the poet commissioned a series of images to accompany his collection of twelve narrative poems called Idylls of the King.
Henry Taylor This image depicts the poet and dramatist, Henry Taylor. Taylor was a frequent sitter for Cameron over the course of her career. In addition to multiple portraits, Taylor is featured in her Idylls of the King work for poet, Lord Tennyson.