Portrait of Anthony Trollope

Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-79)


Albumen print

10 in. x 7 3/4 in. (254 mm x 197 mm)

© National Portrait Gallery, London (NPG P214)

Purchased 1982

Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery

The novelist Anthony Trollope visited the Isle of Wight, where Tennyson and the Camerons were also living, in 1864. This was soon after Julia Cameron had taken up photography. She was able to get him to sit for her "at least twice" during his and his wife's five-day stay (Super 176), producing two photographs, one with a hat and one without. [Commentary continues below; click on the image to enlarge it.]