Friday, June 6, 2014
Charles Thurston-Thompson, Autoportrait 1853
Thompson, Charles Thurston (1816–1868) was almost exclusively as an official photographer of works of art within the South Kensington Museum in London, the showcase of the Department of Science and Art. As such his career was inextricably linked with that of his friend Henry Cole, one of the key figures in the Victorian art world: Thompson was, in many respects, an acolyte to Cole's achievements. Read more about Thompson's photographic career on Oxford DNB.
(Photos courtesy Lumière des Roses, via Paris Photo)