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Cherub and Seraph

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Cherub and Seraph

19th century
233 x 290 mm (9.2 x 11.4 in.)

Julia Margaret Cameron, British (English), (1815–1879)

Object Type: photograph
Medium and Support: Albumen print
Marks: Signed in brown ink, lower right: “Julia Margaret Cameron"”; inscribed in brown ink, lower left: “From life not enlarged”; inscribed in pencil (not in artist’s hand) and partially erased, lower center: “Cherub and Seraph”; embossed with blindstamp on mount, lower center: “Colnaghi”
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: Alsop family; probably acquired ca. 1870s from Colnaghi’s, London
Bibliography: Johanne Lukitsh, Cameron: Her Work and Career (Rochester, NY: International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, 1986), p. 90, illustrated p. 21; see also Graham Ovenden, ed., Julia Margaret Cameron, A Victorian Album, 1975, plates 8, 17, 112; Julian Cox and Colin Ford, Julia Margaret Cameron: The Complete Photographs (J. Paul Getty Museum, 2003), pp. 382–383, cat. no. 872.
Credit Line: Gift of John deKoven Alsop, 1986
Accession Number: 1986.24.1

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  • portraits - Representations of real individuals that are intended to capture a known or supposed likeness; for representations of fictional or mythological characters, use "figures (representations)." [March 1993 lead-in term added. April 1991 descriptor m
  • religious art - Use broadly for art depicting religious subjects or for art used in worship. [September 1993 descriptor added.]

  • image Dimensions: 233 x 290 mm (9.2 x 11.4 in.)

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