Victorian Giants

Dioniso Punk

Alice Liddell and Lewis Carroll are the guest stars of a fascinating exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London next spring, together with other three of the most celebrated figures in art photography: Julia Margaret Cameron, Oscar Rejlander, and Clementina Hawarden. These four artists would come to embody the very best in photography of the Victorian era. Their experimental approach to picture-making and radical attitudes towards photography have informed artistic practice ever since.

Featuring striking portraits of sitters such as Charles Darwin, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Thomas Carlyle, George Frederick Watts, Ellen Terry and Alfred, Lord Tennyson, the exhibition will include loans from the Royal Collection, the V&A and Tate, as well the Metropolitan Museum in New York, and other museums in Sweden and Germany. Fragile images rarely displayed because the prints and negatives are so vulnerable to light damage.

Lewis Carroll’s portraits of Alice Liddell, the real model…

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