Madame de Staël


This 5" x 8" original antique print was recovered from a disbound edition of "The Queens of Society" by Grace and Phillip Wharton. It was published by Porter and Coates of Philadelphia. No date listed, circa 1880.

This illustration is titled "Madame de Staël " and features a portrait of Germaine de Staël, a French woman of letters of whose lifetime overlapped with the events of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic era. She was known as a witty and brilliant conversationalist, often dressed in flashy and revealing outfits, she participated actively in the political and intellectual life of her times.

Paper shows very light soil, rough lower edge where it was bound into the book. Includes tissueguard.

Title page from the original book shown for informational purposes and is not included with the sale.