Charles Darwin, 1868
Mrs. Julia Margaret Cameron (1815 - 1879)
RA Collection: Art
Photogravure printed by Cameron and his partner J.C. Smith from negatives by Julia Margaret Cameron for the publication Alfred, Lord Tennyson And His Friends.
Charles Darwin and his family visited Freshwater in the summer of 1868. Mrs Cameron's kindness and hospitality were such that Darwin always retained a warm feeling of friendship for her. In her reminiscences in Alfred, Lord Tennyson and His Friends Anne Thackeray Ritchie describes how Mrs Cameron took the opportunity to photograph Darwin and how in a letter 'warmly approving' her picture, he added 'there are sixteen people in my house, and every one your friend.'
219 mm x 192 mm
Alfred, Lord Tennyson And His Friends A Series of 25 Portraits and Frontispiece In Photogravure From The Negatives Of Mrs. Julia Margaret Cameron And H.H.H. Cameron Reminiscences By Anne Thackeray Ritchie With Introduction By H.H. Hay Cameron - London: 1893
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