Julia Margaret Cameron and her son Henry Herschel Hay
I just wanted to share a photograph of the nineteenth-century pioneering photographer Julia Margaret Cameron (nee Pattle) with her son, Henry Herschel Hay.
Full-length portrait of Julia Margaret Cameron and her son Henry Herschel Hay Cameron. Julia wears a long dark dress with matching jacket which have decorative ribbon trimmings and a dark fabric veil over her hair. Her son wears a medium-toned suit. They stand close together. Henry’s right arms is around Julia’s waist and her left and is at his right shoulder. There is a dark curtain on the left side of the background.
Mrs. Cameron & Her son Henry Herschel Hay by James Brading, photographer; Gernsheim, Helmut, 1913-1995, former owner. circa 1867, albumen print on card mount, @ Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin
A close-up view
Now, I could be mistaken but to me the dress and jacket she is wearing looks very similar to the purple velour outfit featured at her home on the Isle of Wight, Dimbola Lodge. See for yourself in the photo below.
Julia Margaret Cameron's bedroom at Dimbola Lodge on the Isle of Wight. Photograph courtesy of Tennyson Celebrity Circle.