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Julia Margaret Cameron 
Cassiopeia 
1866 
  
Albumen silver print, from glass negative 
34.9 x 27.4 cm (13 3/4 x 10 13/16 in. ) 
  
Metropolitan Museum of Art 
The Rubel Collection, Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace, Harry Kahn, and Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee Gifts, 1997, Accession Number: 1997.382.37 
  
 
LL/77579 
  
Curatorial description (Accessed: 21 Sept 2017)
The model for "Cassiopeia" and "The Mountain Nymph, Sweet Liberty" was identified by Cameron only as “Mrs. Keene.” Although almost nothing is known about her, this photographic session appears to be one of just two instances in which Cameron used a professional model rather than friends, family, neighbors, and household staff. 
 

 
  
 
  
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