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Rare Victorian photo at auction

Photo of Julia Jackson
The photograph is expected to make its estimate of 1000-1500 at auction

A rare 19th Century photograph of the mother of the novelist Virginia Woolf is to be auctioned in West Sussex.

The portrait of Julia Jackson, to be auctioned in Midhurst on Sunday, was taken by her aunt, the celebrated photographer Julia Margaret Cameron.

Ms Cameron photographed many famous Victorian figures including Alfred Lord Tennyson, Robert Browning, George Frederic Watts and Charles Darwin.

The photograph is expected to make £1,000-£1,500 at auction.

Paul Dunn from South Downs Auctioneers said the photographer captured "fantastic images" which remained popular in the saleroom.

"I have never seen one of her self-confessed favourite subject and niece Julia Jackson," he said.

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