Carte-de-visite photograph. Signed.

(MOULTON, LOUISE CHANDLER)

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Carte-de-visite photograph. A close-up head-and-shoulders vignette portrait of Moulton shown in (left) profile. Her hair is coiled upon her head and she is wearing a dress with a high decorative collar. Elaborate imprint of W. Kurtz, Madison Square, New York on the reverse and with their red printed identification beneath the image. Signed by Moulton across the lower right corner. Red ruled border. Lightly faded and soiled, but in very good to near-fine condition overall.

Louise Chandler Moulton (1835-1908); American author and literary hostess, published her first verse at the age of 15, and continued writing popular poetry for much of her life. She also published narrative sketches, "editorials," and stories for children. In addition to being an important figure in Boston, Moulton's reputation extended to Europe where she regulary spent six months of the year. She introduced American audiences to the Pre-Raphaelites and the French Symbolists, largely due to her friendships with William Morris, Burne-Jones, Mallarme, etc. (Item ID: 16038)


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