Daguerreotype portrait of Julia Margaret Cameron and her daughter, Julia Hay Cameron by Unknown Artist

Unique daguerreotype portrait of the Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879) and her daughter Julia Hay Cameron, who later gave her mother her first camera.


Daguerreotype in satin-lined case
Acquired in:
Presented by:
Luckock Family through The Art Fund

The photographer is unknown but it is possible that the image was made in Calcutta as both mother and daughter were there until January 1845, after which 'Little Julia' returned to England for three years. The case is inscribed by the daughter 'Feb 10th 1845. This for me to keep', and probably at a later date by her mother 'Given to my Julia by her request - her own choice.' Julia Hay Cameron died in childbirth in her early 30s, at which point the portrait appears to have been returned to her mother.


Julia Margaret Cameron; by descent; collection of the Luckock family (Thomas Luckock, Joanna Holder, Andrew Luckock and Margaret de Courcy-Ireland).

Venue details

National Science and Media Museum Little Horton Lane, BRADFORD West Yorkshire BD1 1NQ 0844 856 3797 www.scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk

Entry details

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