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Julia Margaret Cameron
The Finding of Moses (Mary Hillier with unknown child)
20.3 x 14.5 cm
Bassenge Photography Auctions
Photography, 6 June 2018, Lot: 4024
The stylized portraits of Julia Margaret Cameron were prepared with great care and have elements of both the more modern photographic realism of an unretouched close-up portrait, which contrasts strongly with the flowery Victorian era, and a more conventional religious and allegorical composition which points back to the Old Master painters. Today Cameron is rightly regarded as one of the finest portraitists in the history of photography.