Photographer: Julia Margaret Cameron
Model: Emily Peacock
A carbon print photograph
Ophelia is a character in Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’. Cameron often used friends and family as models, the sitter in this photograph is Emily Peacock (b. c. 1855), a visitor to Cameron’s home in Freshwater, on the Isle of Wight. Cameron, like many other photographers of the time, used works by Shakespeare, Milton and others as inspiration for photographs.
BEETLE CHAIR BY MAXIMO RIERA
“…they are the strongest land animal in relation to their size, capable of lifting over a hundred times its own weight”
Stormy Sea with Lighthouse, 1826, oil on canvas by Karl Blechen. German, 1798-1840. Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany.
Known for his landscapes, Blechen gives us this dark, stormy and dangerous seascape. He was a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin. Suffering from deep depression, he left the academy in 1836 and was hospitalized for the rest of his life.