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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"

Object Details

Title:

"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"

Artist/Maker:

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

Culture:

British

Place:

Freshwater, Isle of Wight, England (Place Created)

Date:

1875

Medium:

Albumen silver print

Object Number:

84.XO.732.1.2.4

Dimensions:

34.1 × 27.5 cm (13 7/16 × 10 13/16 in.)

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Object Description

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.

Provenance
Provenance
- 1975

Private Collection [sold, Christies, London, July 24, 1975, lot 157, to Samuel Wagstaff, Jr.]

1975 - 1984

Samuel Wagstaff, Jr., American, 1921 - 1987, sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1984.

Bibliography
Bibliography

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.