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Julia Margaret Cameron
Albumen silver print, from glass negative
36.4 x 26.3 cm (14 5/16 x 10 3/8 in.) (image) 49.7 x 37.4 cm (19 9/16 x 14 3/4 in.) (mount)
Metropolitan Museum of Art
David Hunter McAlpin Fund, 1963, Accession Number: 63.545
Curatorial description (Accessed: 21 Sept 2017)
Alice Liddell (1852–1934)—who, as a child, was Lewis Carroll’s muse and frequent photographic model—posed for Cameron a dozen times in August and September 1872. Against a dense background of foliage and bedecked with flowers, the twenty-year-old Liddell was photographed by Cameron as the embodiment of fruitful abundance, Pomona, Roman goddess of gardens and fruit trees.