Text: J. W. Ostrom, B. R. Pollin, and J. A. Savoye, “Illustrations 19-20,” The Collected Letters of Edgar Allan Poe — Vol. I: 1824-1845 (2008), between pp. 546 and 547, I-B (This material is protected by copyright)


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Mrs. Maria Clemm, late 1849

19. Mrs. Maria Clemm, late 1849

Courtesy of the University of Virginia

The 7 inch by 5 inch photograph of Mrs. Clemm was made by Warren of Boston and Cambridge, MA, presumably taken from the original daguerreotype. The portrait was sent by Mrs. Annie L. Richmond, to J. H. Ingram on October 3, 1876 (see Miller, Building Poe Biography, pp. 152-154 and Reilly, J. H. Ingram’s Poe Collection, p. 102, item 478). Phillips (2:1564) states that the original was made in Lowell, MA.

Mrs. Virginia Poe, February 1847

20. Mrs. Virginia Poe, February 1847

Courtesy of Mirian Poe Kopper

The watercolor of Virginia was made by an unknown artist, and by tradition was painted after her death, as a memento mori (see Deas, The Portraits and Daguerreotypes of Edgar Allan Poe, pp. 168-170). The original remains in the possession of the Poe family.

 


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Notes:

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[S:0 - CLT08, 2008] - Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore - Editions - The Collected Letters of Edgar Allan Poe (Ostrom, Pollin and Savoye) (ills. 19-20)