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Clasped hands of Browning and his wife

Clasped hands of Browning and his wife

A carte-de-visite showing Harriet Hosmer's sculpture of the clasped hands of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

The American sculptor Harriet Hosmer (1830-1908) was resident in Rome from 1853 to 1860. While living there, she became acquainted with Nathaniel Hawthorne, Thackeray, George Eliot and George Sand. She was also a frequent guest of the Brownings at Casa Guidi in Florence.

Photographed by Enrico Verzaschi of Rome.

Code: 125334
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