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Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography at National Portrait Gallery [London]

Photograph of Thomas Carlyle, head and shoulders, almost profile right. <br /><br />This portrait of Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), celebrated historian and essayist, was widely admired by Cameron’s artist friends, including Millais, Rossetti and Watts
Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) ©

Photographs by Julia Margaret Cameron and Oscar Gustav Rejlander have been lent to the National Portrait Gallery for their new exhibition examining the work of four important Victorian photographers. The exhibition will explore the relationship between the photographers and show how they were influenced by history painting and contemporary artists such as the Pre-Raphaelites.

Rooms and locations with objects on display