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Photographs and Photobooks

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Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879) After the Manner of Perugino (Mary Ryan), 1865
Albumen print, mounted on contemporary card, signed, inscribed ''From Life'' and annotated in pencil on card recto,

20 x 11cm (7 7/8 x 4 3/8in)

Literature: Cox and Ford, 111

At the age of 10Mary Ryan's beauty saved her from being a beggar onPutney Heath alongwith her Irish mother, and changed her life as in a fairy tale.Touched by her grace, Julia Margaret Cameron took on the upbringing of Mary with her own children. In return, Mary became a loyal maid and a muse for the photographer, before marrying Sir Henry Stedman Cotton, of the Indian Civil Service, who fell in lovewith a portrait of Mary by Cameron.

Full Lot Details

Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879) After the Manner of Perugino (Mary Ryan), 1865
Albumen print, mounted on contemporary card, signed, inscribed ''From Life'' and annotated in pencil on card recto,

20 x 11cm (7 7/8 x 4 3/8in)

Literature: Cox and Ford, 111

At the age of 10Mary Ryan's beauty saved her from being a beggar onPutney Heath alongwith her Irish mother, and changed her life as in a fairy tale.Touched by her grace, Julia Margaret Cameron took on the upbringing of Mary with her own children. In return, Mary became a loyal maid and a muse for the photographer, before marrying Sir Henry Stedman Cotton, of the Indian Civil Service, who fell in lovewith a portrait of Mary by Cameron.