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Robert Browning

Robert Browning

A carte-de-visite portrait of the English poet Robert Browning (1812-1889), whose work was characterized by the use of dramatic monologues and an interest in obscure literary and historical figures.

In 1846 he met Elizabeth Barrett. Despite her father’s opposition, they married the same year and eloped to Italy. After his wife’s death in 1861 Browning settled in England and enjoyed an established literary reputation, although his later works still attracted criticism for the rugged obscurity of their style.

Photographed by Elliott and Fry of 55, Baker Street, London.


Code: 124321
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