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The Rosebud Garden of Girls

Julia Margaret CameronJune 1868

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

As evolutionary science and increasing secularism transformed the way Victorians understood the world, Cameron remained a devout Christian. She photographed influential public figures of her day as well as the women of her household, casting them in allegories of literary and religious subjects. Like her artistic contemporaries, the Pre-Raphaelite painters, who modeled their work on medieval religious and mythological art, Cameron intended her photographs to evince a connection between the spiritual and the natural realms.

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