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Henry Peach Robinson 
Fading Away 
Albumen print 
National Science and Media Museum 
The Royal Photographic Society Collection, Purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund 
This photograph was included in the exhibition The Pre-Raphelite Lens: British Photography and Painting, 1848-1875 at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (October 31, 2010 - January 30, 2011)
Robinson, who had initially trained as a painter, was known for combining multiple negatives to create complex compositions. This photograph provoked controversy when first exhibited: though praised for conveying the family's anxiety as the consumptive child lies dying, it was also criticized for making such an upsetting subject seem too realistic. 

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