Friar Laurence and Juliet

PhotographerJulia Margaret Cameron




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Allegorical, Arched Top, Supports


Image Dimensions: 28.2 x 28.6 cm
Support Dimensions: 60.7 x 50.7 cm modern mount

Associated Blog Posts:

Rule Breaker; Dream Maker

Copyrighted on Nov. 11, 1865, Friar Laurence and Juliet is one of  three separate studies of this title that exist as recorded in Julia Margaret Cameron: The Complete Photographs. (Cox & Ford) This version with model Mary Hillier- Cameron’s personal maid- wearing lighter-colored topcoat posing with Henry Taylor. (C&F #1089) Vintage albumen silver print mounted separately on board presented within window of modern mount. Condition of print exhibits uneven arched top with free-hand drawn ink line near top margin and surface marks to print emulsion.


provenance: Robert Schoelkopf Gallery to Parke-Bernet sale 3314 (1972) to James Julia (2003) to PhotoSeed Archive.

Friar Laurence and Juliet