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The Water Babies
Julia Margaret Cameron (British, born India, 1815 - 1879)
Freshwater, Isle of Wight, England (Place Created)
Albumen silver print
20.6 cm (8 1/8 in.)
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 upon their marriage in 1858.
by 1883 - by 1920
Harriet Sarah Jones Loyd Lindsay, 1st Baroness Wantage, British, 1837 - 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.
Whisper of the Muse at Loyola Marymount University (September 12 to October 25, 1986)
- Laband Gallery, Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles), September 12 to October 25, 1986
Cox, Julian, and Colin Ford. Julia Margaret Cameron: The Complete Photographs. Joanne Lukitsh and Philippa Wright, contributors. (Los Angeles: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2003), p. 382, cat. 382, ill.