Arts Everyday Living: Victorian Goddesses in Art, III–The Sweet Sadness of 16

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 VICTORIAN GODDESSES IN ART, III

THE SWEET SADNESS OF 16

 

Actress Ellen Terry was only 16 and a new bride when she posed for British photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. Her marriage to 46 year old artist George Frederic Watts lasted a mere 10 months.  However during this short period, her delicate loveliness combined with her sense of drama were immortalized by Cameron in the wistful Sadness below.

 

Ellen

Julia Margaret Cameron, Sadness, 1864, photo, Royal Photographic Society

Juliet Margaret Cameron (1815-1879) was already 48 when she began to express herself creatively through the emerging medium of photography.  Similar to John William Waterhouse and John Collier (see Monday and Tuesday blogs), she often depicted Pre-Raphaelite themes, from the adventures of King Arthur to Shakespeare’s plays to the pages of the Bible.

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Flowers of Paradise

The above image is used solely for educational purposes.

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