The J. Paul Getty Museum

[The Overstone Album: portraits, tableaux, and noted personalities]

Object Details

Title:

[The Overstone Album: portraits, tableaux, and noted personalities]

Artist/Maker:

Julia Margaret Cameron (British, born India, 1815 - 1879)

Culture:

British

Place:

England (Place Created)

Date:

1864–1865

Medium:

Various, see extensions

Object Number:

84.XZ.186

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Object Description

112 mounted prints, some dated and signed. Overstone Album: portraits, tableaux, and famous personalities, originally presented by Cameron to Lord Overstone. The album cover is made of wood. The front cover has an intricate fern design is carved into its face.

Provenance
Provenance
- 1865

Julia Margaret Cameron, British, born India, 1815 - 1879, by gift to Samuel Jones Loyd, baron of Overstone, August 5, 1865.
Source: Inscription on inside cover of album: "To Lord Overstone/From his Friend/Julia Margaret Cameron/Fresh Water Bay/5 August 1865/ Every thing in this book is from the Life & all these Photographs are printed as well as taken by J. M. C."

1865 - by 1883

Samuel Jones Loyd, 1st Baron of Overstone, British, 1796 - 1883, by gift or inheritance to his daughter, Harriet Sarah Jones Loyd Lindsay.
Source: There is a Lockinge bookplate on the inside cover of the Overstone Album. The Lockinge Estate was purchased by Lord Overstone and given to his daughter and son-in-law, Robert James Lindsay upon their marriage on November 17, 1858.

by 1883 - by 1920
by 1920 - 1975

Private Collection [sold, "Early Photographic Images and Related Material," Sotheby's Belgravia, London, June 26, 1975, lot 45 to Mickey Pallas.]

1975 - by 1981

Mickey Pallas, American, 1916 - 1997, sold to an unknown collector.

after 1975 - 1981

Private Collection [sold, "Photographs," Sotheby's New York, October 21, 1981, lot 54, to Daniel Wolf.]

1981 - 1984

Daniel Wolf, Inc., sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1984.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Whisper of the Muse at Loyola Marymount University (September 12 to October 25, 1986) (Images 1-112)
  • Laband Gallery, Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles), September 12 to October 25, 1986