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Clementina, Lady Hawarden: Studies from Life

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Lady Hawarden: Clementina, Lady Hawarden: Studies from Life 1857-1864 icon

"Lady Clementina Hawarden was a well-regarded portrait photographer of the 1860s--a pioneer at a time when many women were receiving recognition in literature, but not in the visual arts. Lewis Carroll praised and collected Lady Hawarden's photographs, which predated even the work of her better-known contemporary Julia Margaret Cameron, and art historians contend that her photographs influenced the portrait painting of James McNeill Whistler. Though Hawarden and her daughters were, like most women of their day, bound by home and hearth, in these enigmatic pictures they imagine themselves transformed. Hawarden left behind no written record of her work, but Virgina Dodier has painstakingly gathered what rare material exists for this biography."

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