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Julia Margaret Cameron
Florence Fisher - Full Face (Old Master), Study No. 1
Albumen silver print
35 x 26.2 cm
National Gallery of Canada / Musée des beaux-arts du Canada
Purchased 1972, no. 21281
This photograph is available through CyberMuse - cybermuse.gallery.ca (Accessed: August 2010).
In the Photographic Collection of the Smithsonian Museum of American History (Catalog number: 481) this photograph is entitled "Saint John the Baptist" and the subject is noted to be Florence Fisher who was the grand-niece of the photographer Julia Margaret Cameron.
In the book Shannon Thomas Perich The Changing Face of Portrait Photography: From Daguerreotype to Digital (Washington, DC: National Museum of American History, 2010) p.24 it is stated that Cameron believed that females could stand in for male saints because the Christian message was more important than gender.