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Auction update: Highly important Julia Margaret Cameron/G.F. Watts album

The earliest known album of photographs compiled by Julia Margaret Cameron, including 15 unique images (most of which were hitherto unrecorded), and unseen on the market for more than forty years, sold at Sotheby's London on 12 December 2012 in the sale of English Literature and History for £121,250 (inc.buyer's premium)

The album reveals Cameron's sophisticated involvement in the art of photography in the years immediately before she began to take photographs in her own right. In all likelihood it was compiled by Cameron as a gift to the eminent artist G.F. Watts, and this album is a remarkable testament to the profound links between these two artists.

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