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Reflecting Upon O. G. Rejlander’s “The Countess of Tankerville”

By Marlene Renz

The Ransom Center’s photography collection contains more than 100 photographs attributed to distinguished nineteenth-century photographer O. G. Rejlander. One print is a portrait of Olivia Bennet, The Countess of Tankerville. Researcher Lori Pauli visited the Ransom Center to study the portrait, and she reflects on the possible intersection of the lives of photographer and subject.

 

Pauli is the Photographs Collection Curator at the National Gallery of Canada. She is preparing a major retrospective on the life and work of Rejlander that will open in 2018.

 

 

 

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