1) Compare and contrast Julia Margaret Camerons two images: Mary Hillier, 1872 and Sir John Herschel, 1867. How are these two images discussed in this chapter? What do both images depict and say about the sitter, and about Victorian attitudes toward gender in general? How do these images manage to say so much about gender?
2) What is a portrait? What are portraits about? What can they tell us or convey about the sitter, social/cultural issues, and/or the time period in which it was taken? In your answer, cite and discuss at least two different portrait examples taken from two different eras to demonstrate to me, your understanding of the breadth of this changing genre.