Julia Stephen reading a book at Talland House, 1892

Julia Stephen

As a child, Julia was introduced to important writers and artists by her aunt and uncle at Little Holland House. They included George Meredith, William Thackeray, Sir Frederick Leighton, G. F. Watts, and Edward Burne-Jones. Julia’s mother was a friend of the writer Coventry Patmore when he was a young man. Julia read widely herself, wrote children’s stories, and published Notes from Sick Rooms (1883).

Reproduction of plate 38g from
Leslie Stephen’s Photograph Album
Original: silver print (10.1 x 7.2 cm.)
Mortimer Rare Book Room, Smith College

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