Julia Prinsep Stephen (née Jackson, formerly Duckworth; 7 February 1846 – 5 May 1895) was an English Pre-Raphaelite model and philanthropist. She was the wife of the biographer Leslie Stephen and mother of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell , members of the Bloomsbury Group .
Julia Prinsep Stephen is usually known, if she is known at all, as the mother of the writer Virginia Woolf and the artist Vanessa Bell. Beyond that she remains a shadowy, elusive figure, often described as a vision, an angel, or an invisible presence. It was her beauty which most people noticed.
- Early Childhood
- Julia as A Model
- Julia’s Contribution to Society
- Julia’s Death
Virginia Woolf’s mother was Julia Prinsep Stephen. Julia was born in Calcutta, India. Dr. John and Maria Pattle Jackson were her parents. They had three daughters and Julia was the youngest. Julia Margaret Cameron, a famous Victorian photographer was her aunt. In 1848, she along with her mother and sister moved back to England to live in Hendon. He...
Julia was a model for Pre-Raphaelite painters. But she was her aunt, Julia Margaret Cameron’s favorite model. Cameron has made more than 50 portraits of Julia in different moods.
Apart from being a model, she dedicated herself to look after people who are sick and were dying. She visited hospitals and warehouse in London. Her book “Notes from Sick Room” was published in 1883. It discusses good nursing practice. The book portrays the discomfort caused by crumbs in bed in a very witty manner. In 1889, despite these humanitari...
Julia died in 1895 after suffering from influenza. At the time of death, she was in Hyde Park Gate. She was buried in High gate cemetery.
13 de jul. de 2021 · Julia Prinsep Stephen, sobrinha de Cameron, escreveu sua biografia, publicada na primeira edição do Dictionary of National Biography, em 1886. Stephen era, além do assunto favorito da fotógrafa, sua sobrinha e mãe de Virginia Woolf.
Julia Prinsep Stephen (née Jackson, formerly Mrs Duckworth) (1846-1895), Beauty and philanthropist; former wife of Herbert Duckworth, and later wife of Sir Leslie Stephen; mother of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell. Sitter in 8 portraits.
Julia Stephen Feb 7, 1846 - May 5, 1895 Julia Prinsep Stephen was a celebrated Englishwoman, noted for her beauty as a Pre-Raphaelite model and philanthropist. She was the wife of the...