‘Victorian Giants’ brings together portraits by Oscar Rejlander (1813–75), Lewis Carroll (1832–98), Julia Margaret Cameron (1815–79) and Lady Clementina Hawarden (1822-65), drawn from public and private collections all over the world. Carroll, Cameron and Hawarden all studied briefly under Rejlander, at different times, and maintained lasting associations, exchanging ideas about portraiture and narrative. Their radical attitudes towards photography have informed subsequent practitioners ever since. The exhibition will be the first to examine the relationship between the four ground-breaking artists and some of the images in the exhibition have not been seen in Britain since they were made. Find out more about the ‘Victorian Giants’ exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery’s website.
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