Carte-de-visite photograph of William & Mary Howitt.

(HOWITT, MARY AND WILLIAM)

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Carte-de-visite photograph of William & Mary Howitt. Mary is seated in a chair, wearing a long formal dress, with a bonnet on her head and her hands crossed in her lap. Her husband stands behind her, with his right hand on the back of her chair. His left arm hangs at his side and he holds his top hat and gloves in his hand. Imprint of John & Charles Watkins, Photographers, 54 Parliament Street, London, S.W. on the reverse, along with the blue ink stamp "Sold by Mechi & Bazin 112, Regent St. W". Watkins identification and copyright statement in small print beneath the image. Lightly soiled at edges of mount, else fine.

Mary Howitt (1799-1888); English miscellaneous writer, author of tales for children, translator (notably of Hans Christian Andersen), and collaborator, with her husband, William Howitt (1792-1879), on other works. (Item ID: 12552)


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