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"So now I think my time is near - I trust it is - I know, the blessed Music went that way my soul will have to go"
Julia Margaret Cameron (British, born India, 1815 - 1879)
Freshwater, Isle of Wight, England (Place Created)
Albumen silver print
34.1 × 27.5 cm (13 7/16 × 10 13/16 in.)
Portrait of Emily Peacock in costume and posing as the protagonist from the accompanying Alfred, Lord Tennyson poem titled "The May Queen". She sits with her hands clasped together over her chest, and her eyes looking upwards. The brimmed hat she wears is pushed back so that the brim appears to surround her head like a halo, and her hair cascades down her back and over her shoulders.
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), ill., p. 477, cat. 1178.