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Katherine Anne Porter, Roxbury, CT
Photography; gelatin silver print on paper mounted on mat board
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 3 1/8 x 2 7/8in. (7.9 x 7.3cm) Sheet (height x width): 3 7/16 x 3 3/16in. (8.7 x 8.1cm) Mount (height x width): 13 5/8 x 10 3/4in. (34.6 x 27.3cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the Rosalie Thorne McKenna Foundation
Description: Portrait of a woman sitting at a table. A teacup and saucer are sitting on the table in front of her, and she has her hand on the handle of the cup. She is looking straight ahead.
Dimensions note: Mounted on mat board with 2011.344.1136 and 2011.344.1137 Subject Note: Katherine Anne Porter (1890 - 1980) was a writer best known for her stories. Her career, four marriages and political interests took her all over the globe, including a brief one-year stint in Connecticut from 1926 to 1927. In the 1930s, she published her first volume of short stories, "Flowering Judas and Other Stories," to great acclaim. In 1962, her only novel, "Ship of Fools," was published, cementing her reputation as a "literary celebrity." It was her 1964 book, "The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter," that received the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. From "Perspectives in American Literature: Katherine Anne Porter,"
Inscription: Verso of mat board, center, black ink: "KATHERINE ANNE PORTER / RoxBuRy Ct 1958?"
Object Number: 2011.344.1135
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