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Pomona

Artist:
Julia Margaret Cameron (British (born India), Calcutta 1815–1879 Kalutara, Ceylon)
Date:
1872
Medium:
Albumen silver print from glass negative
Dimensions:
Image: 36.4 x 26.3 cm (14 5/16 x 10 3/8 in.) Mount: 49.7 x 37.4 cm (19 9/16 x 14 3/4 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
David Hunter McAlpin Fund, 1963
Accession Number:
63.545
Not on view
Alice Liddell (1852–1934)—who, as a child, was Lewis Carroll’s muse and frequent photographic model—posed for Cameron a dozen times in August and September 1872. Against a dense background of foliage and bedecked with flowers, the twenty-year-old Liddell was photographed by Cameron as the embodiment of fruitful abundance, Pomona, Roman goddess of gardens and fruit trees.
Emily Driscoll

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Four Victorian Photographers," November 16, 1967–January 1, 1968.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Photographs from the Museum's Collection," December 4, 1984–March 17, 1985.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Advocating Photography: The David Hunter McAlpin Fund," March 4, 1986–May 4, 1986.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. "Julia Margaret Cameron: Victorian Photographer," March 17, 1998–June 7, 1998.

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. "The Pre-Raphaelite Lens: British Photography and Painting, 1848–1875," October 31, 2010–January 30, 2011.

Musée d'Orsay. "The Pre-Raphaelite Lens: British Photography and Painting, 1848–1875," March 6, 2011–May 29, 2011.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Julia Margaret Cameron," August 19, 2013–January 5, 2014.

Cox, Julian, and Colin Ford. Julia Margaret Cameron: The Complete Photographs. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2003. no. 347, p. 230.

Waggoner, Diane, Tim Barringer, Joanne Lukitsh, Britt Salvesen, and Jennifer L. Roberts. The Pre-Raphaelite Lens: British Photography and Painting, 1848–1875. Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., 2010. no. 99, p. 13, dust jacket.

Heilbrun, Françoise, and Diane Waggoner. Une Ballade d'Amour et de Mort: Photographie Preraphaelite en Grande-Bretagne, 1848–1875. Paris: Musée d'Orsay, 2011. p. 36.



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