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1953 Lithograph Emily Wooldridge Mirror Legend Costume Ladies Laurence XGTC6

1953 Lithograph Emily Wooldridge Mirror Legend Costume Ladies Laurence XGTC6

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This is an original 1953 monochrome in-text lithograph of two women in front of the mirror, one of which may be Emily Wooldridge.

This image comes from a collection of prints based on the story of the wreck of The Maid of Athens. It was a British ship that caught fire and shipwrecked in 1870 on the Isla de los Estados (Staten Island) in Argentina. The story is about Emily Wooldridge's experience as a woman on a ship who was married to the Captain. She wrote that the crew blamed her for the wreckage because of the legend that is bad luck to have a woman on board. She goes on to write about being stranded in a foreign part of the world and trying to make it back home.

CONDITION

This 58+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Lithograph; Monochrome
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 4.5 x 7 inches; 11 x 18 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

This piece was illustrated by Irving, Laurence.

Keywords specific to this image: Dress, Historic, Bad Luck, Curse

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