Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography

, St. Martin’s Place (just off Trafalgar Square), London 51.509256 -0.128096
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10 AM to 6 PM (Sat-Wed); 10 AM to 9 PM (Thu-Fri); Last entry 15 mins before closing
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0207 306 0055
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The National Portrait Gallery's Victorian Giants exhibition will bring together the works of four celebrated figures in art photography: Lewis Carroll, Julia Margaret Cameron, Oscar Rejlander and Clementina Hawarden.

These four artists created some of the best photography during the Victorian era, and their radical attitudes and experimental approach have informed artists ever since.

Highlights include portraits of Charles Darwin, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Thomas Carlyle, George Frederick Watts and Lord Tennyson.


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