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The Passing of Arthur

Artist:
Julia Margaret Cameron (British (born India), Calcutta 1815–1879 Kalutara, Ceylon)
Date:
1874
Medium:
Albumen silver print from glass negative
Dimensions:
35.2 x 25.2 cm. (13 7/8 x 9 15/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Bequest of James David Nelson, in memory of Samuel J. Wagstaff Jr., 1990
Accession Number:
1990.1074.1
Not on view
Inscription: Signed and inscribed in ink on mount, recto LL, LC, LR: "From Life Registered Photograph Copy right Julia Margaret Cameron Nov. 1874// The Passing of Arthur// King and I whatsoever be there cry// and one last act of Knighthood shall thou see// yet ere I pass.....// ... While Arthur at one blow striking the last stroke with Excalibur slew him and all but slain himself he fell."
James David Nelson

Cox, Julian, and Colin Ford. Julia Margaret Cameron: The Complete Photographs. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2003. no. 1175, p. 476.



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