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Katherine Anne Porter, Roxbury, CT
1956
Photography; gelatin silver print dry mounted to 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 at a table. She is holding a teacup up to her mouth with her right hand. The matching saucer and spoon are on the table. Her left hand is resting on the table next to the saucer.
Dimensions note: Mounted on mat board with 2011.344.1135 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," http://www.csustan.edu/english/reuben/pal/chap7/porter.html
Inscription: Verso of mat board, center, black ink: "KATHERINE ANNE PORTER / RoxBuRy Ct 1958?"
Object Number: 2011.344.1136
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