Sunday, September 20, 2015
Photographs I found of Dimbola Lodge with The Camerons and Alfred, Lord Tennyson!
Los Angeles, CA, USA
I couldn't believe I was looking at this photograph when I found it but it was taken by one of Julia Margaret Cameron's son's, Henry Herschel Hay Cameron, so it makes sense. However, another shocker, why has it not been shared online or on any JMC or Tennyson sites?
Take a closer look at this photograph if you can...there are four people in it...two I can make out clearly enough as the pioneering photographer herself, Mrs.Cameron or Julia Margaret Cameron sitting in the window center upper floor. Can you see a woman's face wearing a shawl? Well, there she is...Hard to see I know but to me its her!
Perhaps, another of her son's photographs will help you,
Julia Margaret Cameron by Henry Herschel Hay Cameron (later The Cameron Studio)
albumen print, circa 1873
Also, take a look to the right of the photograph, a long haired silver maned gentleman seated is Julia's husband, Charles Hay Cameron. I cannot make out who the the couple standing behind him are? However, that is Charles!
It looks to be the back of Dimbola Lodge, is that their garden Charles is sitting next to? I noticed the stairs and balcony behind them or is that a deck? I don't think so. I think its the balcony where Julia used to stand to watch people walk by and where she would find her sitters. It's fun to speculate!
Charles Hay Cameron by Julia Margaret Cameron
Now, I have also come across one photograph of Alfred Lord Tennyson and one painting of him. Sadly, I don't have any information to provide, so if anyone else knows about the painting, please let me know!
Alfred, Lord Tennyson photographed by H.H. Cameron
Henry Herschel Hay Cameron (British, 1852-1911)
Son of Julia Margaret Cameron
This is a painting of Lord Tennyson, no year provided,
The painter is 'believed' to have been
W.M. Chase, N.A.
The whereabouts of this painting is unknown
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