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To the Attic: Virginia Woolf and Abelardo Morell

Abelardo Morell, Camera Obscura: The Sea in Attic, 1994.

Virginia Woolf’s mother, Julia Jackson, was the photographer Julia Margaret Cameron’s niece, and among Cameron’s loveliest subjects. She also served as inspiration for the charismatic figure of Mrs. Ramsay in Woolf ’s novel To the Lighthouse.

Julia Margaret Cameron, Julia Jackson, 1867.

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