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Rebecca
Photogravure, c. 1891
10/10; 178 x 112 mm
$750.

Myers belonged to a sophisticated and well-connected family and was painted by both Watts and Millais. She took up photography in 1888 and created a studio in her house near Cambridge. This portrait, although ostensibly a classical biblical study, seems laden with strange evocations of Orientalism. Both period and modern critics have compared Myers work to that of Julia Margaret Cameron. This print was published in 'Sun Artists', a rare publication which was perhaps the first to treat photography as a fine art. Each issue was devoted to an art photographer whose work was illustrated by four carefully printed photogravures, a concept that prefigured that of 'Camera Work' by many years. The Art Journal called the publication: 'The high water mark of modern photography'.