Publisher Information: 1869. Darwin, Charles (1809-82). Portrait photograph of Darwin at age 59, by Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-79). . Albumen print. 340 x 250 mm. Archivally framed. Excellent unfaded condition. Book Id: 38849
One of two portraits of Darwin taken by the noted Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron in 1869, when Darwin and his family rented one of Mrs. Cameron's houses at Freshwater in the Isle of Wight. Evidently the visit was enjoyed by both parties, Darwin declaring that he preferred Mrs. Cameron's photographic portrait of him to any other. Until it was published as the frontispiece to Freeman's Charles Darwin: A Companion, this version of the portrait had never been reproduced. Exceptionally rare. 38849.