Julia Margaret Cameron, considered one of the most important portraitists of the 19th century, was a British photographer. She is famous for her illustrative images depicting characters form mythology, Christianity, and literature, as well as for her soft-focus close-ups of famous Victorian men and sensitive portraits of women and children. Alice Liddell as Pomona by… Continue reading Who was Julia Margaret Cameron?
Adelaide Sophia Claxton was a Londoner illustrator, painter and inventor of the 19th century. She was one of the two daughters of British painter Marshall Claxton, both Adelaide and her sister Florence followed her father example becoming painters. Nevertheless, Adelaide did not share her father’s love for large oil paintings. She studied at Cary’s School… Continue reading On this day… died Adelaide Claxton