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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Sir John Simeon (1815-70)


Creator: Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-79) (photographer)
Creation Date: 
circa 1868
Materials and techniques: 
Albumen print
34.0 x 26.0 cm
Acquirer: Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)
Purchased by Queen Victoria

Photograph of Sir John Simeon, half-length, seated three-quarters right, with moustache and beard and wearing waistcoat and jacket.

Sir John Simeon (1815-70), 3rd Baronet, lived at Swainston on the Isle of Wight and served as the island’s Member of Parliament for two sessions. He was a close friend of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, who wrote the poem In the Garden at Swainston, following Sir John’s death. It included the words, ‘Three dead men have I loved, and thou art last of the three’.

Text adapted from Roger Fenton – Julia Margaret Cameron: Early British photographs from the Royal Collection, London, 2010

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Additional Creators: Colnaghi, Paul & Dominic : 14 Pall Mall East (seller)