Robert Browning

Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-79)



9 5/8 in. x 7 5/8 in. 246 mm x 194 mm

Published by T. Fisher Unwin

Acquired 1939, source unknown

© National Portrait Gallery, London (NPG Ax29134)

The poet Robert Browning was among a number of famous people whom Julia Cameron photographed when visiting her sister Sara at Little Holland House, trundling her photographic equipment up from her home in the Isle of Wight for this purpose (see Ford 49). These sitters complied not simply out of friendship, but because of her growing reputation as a portraitist. [Commentary continues below; click on the image to enlarge it, and mouse over the text for links.]

Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery