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Julia Margaret Cameron

Kalkutta 1815 – 1879 Kalutara, Ceylon

„The Dream“ (Mary Ann Hillier). 1869

Vintage. Albuminabzug. 30,4 × 24,2 cm. (12 × 9 ½ in.) Auf Originalkarton (37 × 27 cm) aufgezogen, darauf mit brauner Tinte signiert und Copyrightvermerk, datiert, betitelt und bezeichnet: „From Life Registered Photograph“ sowie „Methought I saw my late espoused Saint“. Auf Kartonrückseite von weiteren Händen mit Bleistift beziffert.  [2003]

ProvenienzHans P. Kraus Jr., Fine Photographs, New York

EUR 8.000 – 10.000
USD 8,790 – 11,000

„The Dream“ (Mary Ann Hillier)

Auktion 311Mittwoch, den 27. November 2019, 18.00 Uhr

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Literatur und AbbildungGraham Ovenden (Hg.): A Victorian Album. Julia Margaret Cameron and Her Circle. New York, 1975, unpaginiert, T. 23 / Ausst.-Kat.: Julia Margaret Cameron 1815-1879. Southampton, The John Hansard Gallery, 1984, S. 60, Abb. I.52 (dort Bildlegende und datiert: The Dream/ Fresh Water April 1869/ ‘Methought I saw my late espoused saint') / Ausst.-Kat.: Whisper of the muse. The Overstone album & other photographs by Julia Margaret Cameron. Malibu, The J. Paul Getty Museum, 1986, S. 40, T. 10 (dort betitelt: The Dream/ ‘Methought I saw my late espoused saint’) / Ausst.-Kat.: Julia Margaret Cameron's Women. Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago; New York, The Museum of Modern Art; San Francisco, Museum of Modern Art, 1998, T. 33 (dort datiert: April 1869) / Julian Cox und Colin Ford (Hg.): Julia Margaret Cameron. The Complete Photographs. London 2003, S. 208, Abb. 258 / Ausst.-Kat.: Julia Margaret Cameron. Photographs to electrify you with delight and startle the world. Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales; London, Victoria and Albert Museum, 2015/16, S. 143

„Methought I saw my late espousèd saint
Brought to me like Alcestis from the grave,
Whom Jove's great son to her glad husband gave,
Rescued from death by force, though pale and faint.

Mine, as whom wash'd from spot of child-bed taint
Purification in the old law did save;
And such, as yet once more I trust to have
Full sight of her in Heaven without restraint,

Came vested all in white, pure as her mind:
Her face was veil'd, yet to my fancied sight
Love, sweetness, goodness, in her person shined

So clear, as in no face with more delight.
But oh! as to embrace me she inslined,
I waked, she fled, and day brought back my night.“

Milton, „On his Deceased Wife“, written c. 1658. (zit. nach: Op. cit. (Southampton 1984), S. 61)

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