the Angel at the Tomb ~ 1870
An albumen print photographic portrait of Mary Ann Hillier (1847-1936) entitled ‘The Angel at the Tomb’, taken by Julia Margaret Cameron. This albumen print from a wet collodion negative is one of a series of photographs taken by Julia Margaret Cameron of her maid Mary Hillier, who was Cameron’s personal maid from 1861 to 1875. The photograph depicts the moment in Bible after the Resurrection when God sends an angel to announce that Christ has risen. Although the angel was male, Cameron used female models for the role.