Leslie and Julia Stephen’s second child was born on 8 September
1880. Julian Thoby Stephen (1880-1906), was named after his mother
and Julia’s uncle, H. Thoby Prinsep. As a small child, Julia
lived with the Prinsep family at Little Holland House until her
father returned from India.
Thoby Stephen, aged four or five in this studio portrait, is
seated on a balustrade holding a shrimping net. Like his father,
Thoby rowed and excelled “as an essayist” at Cambridge.
Thoby died of typhoid fever in 1906.
Reproduction of plate 36i from Leslie Stephen’s Photograph
Original: albumen print (14.1 x 9.9 cm.)
Mortimer Rare Book Room, Smith College