JAMES R. LOWELL - ENGRAVING SIGNED 03/25/1857 - HFSID 166010
Sale Price $765.00
JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL
His engraved portrait, signed in 1857, the year he became the first editor of The Atlantic Monthly
Engraving signed: "J.R. Lowell". Sepia, 7¼x10¼ overall, image 4¾x6¼ (one surface). Dated "25th March, 1857" in his hand. The works of James Russell Lowell (1819-1891) include poetry (Commemoration Ode, Under the Willows, Three Memorial Poems) and prose (Fireside Travels, Among My Books, Political Essays). Lowell, who wrote in conventional rhyme and meter, was considered one of the "Fireside Poets", whose works were popular for family reading. Lowell, who succeeded to Longfellow's chair at Harvard (1855-1876), was also the first editor of the Atlantic Monthly (1857). Lowell was U.S. Minister to Spain (1877-1880) and Great Britain (1880-1885), employing his legal, literary and linguistic talents to good effect in both posts. Lowell was, of course, a member of the venerable Lowell family, of whom it was said in Boston that "the Cabots speak only to Lowells, and the Lowells speak only to God." Slightly foxed. Fine condition.
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