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Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe, 14 Jun 1811 - 1 Jul 1896  Search this
Medium:
Sixth-plate daguerreotype
Dimensions:
Image (sight): 5.7 x 4.3cm (2 1/4 x 1 11/16")
Open half-case: 9.5 x 8.3cm (3 3/4 x 3 1/4")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1852
Exhibition Label:
Born Litchfield, Connecticut
Harriet Beecher Stowe authored numerous articles, essays, and books during her long career, but it was her dramatic, antislavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin that brought her fame at home and abroad. First serialized in the National Era newspaper, Uncle Tom’s Cabin appeared in book form in 1852 and sold more than 300,000 copies during its first year in print. Lionized by Northern abolitionists and vili- fied by Southern slaveholders, Stowe became the subject of intense public interest. When requests for her portrait multiplied, she responded by posing for several daguerreotype likenesses that were soon copied and distributed widely.
Nacida en Litchfield, Connecticut
Harriet Beecher Stowe escribió numerosos artículos, ensayos y libros durante su larga carrera, pero fue su dramática novela antiesclavista La cabaña del tío Tom la que le trajo fama, tanto nacional como internacional. La novela apareció primero serializada en el periódico National Era y luego en forma de libro en 1852. Vendió más de 300,000 ejemplares el primer año. Adorada por los abolicionistas norteños y despreciada por los esclavistas sureños, Stowe fue objeto de intenso interés público. Ante las múltiples peticiones de un retrato suyo, posó para varios daguerrotipos que pronto se copiaron y distribu- yeron ampliamente.
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Costume\Outerwear\Cloak  Search this
Cased object  Search this
Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe: Female  Search this
Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.80.23
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4bc8baa3b-2f84-4b46-92bf-26c3d9243b28
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.80.23