jj-initialsJoseph Joachim by Julia Margaret Cameron, London, April, 1868


Julia Margaret Cameron [English, 1815-1879]

Joseph Joachim, April, 1868

Albumen print
34.3 x 26.4 cm

Mary and Leigh Block Collection, 1998.241

Art Institute of Chicago



Image from Musée d’Orsay, Paris, Inventory No. PHO1985-7:

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33.8 x 26 cm
Acquired by the Musées nationaux, 1985




Herr Joseph Joachim, 1868, printed 1875

Carbon print

32.7 x 25.0 cm (image; 39.2 x 31.6 cm (mount)

Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949.882

Art Institute of Chicago


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Herr Joachim, 1868

Albumen silver print from glass negative

29.5 x 24.3 cm (11 5/8 x 9 9/16 in. )

Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1941

Accession Number: 41.21.27

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

“In March 1868 [Joachim] performed works by Beethoven and Bach at St. James’s Hall, London, “listened to with breathless attention, and received with such tumults of applause as must almost have astonished the great artist himself,” according to the Morning Post. “The execution by Herr Joseph Joachim of each of these grand, elaborate, and trying pieces, was beyond all praise—worthy, indeed, of one who, as a master of the violin, has long been without an equal.”
It was during this trip to London that the violinist sat for Cameron in the studio she set up at the South Kensington Museum (now the Victoria and Albert), where her photographs had been acquired and exhibited as early as 1865. She never ran a commercial studio or accepted portrait commissions, choosing instead to seek out those poets, painters, scientists, and other notables with whom she felt a spiritual and intellectual kinship and whose images the public might desire.”




Herr Joseph Joachim, 1868

Albumen copy print

3.5 X 2.5 in.

Sold: Dec 12, 2012

Provenance: Jane Corkin Gallery, Toronto, 1996


Anthony Lane’s brilliant article on Julia Margaret Cameron in The New Yorker: