Folger call number: ART Vol. a39 (vol.32)
Folger holdings ID: 345492
Artist: A lithograph matching the description of this portrait is listed in Harv. cat. of dram. ports. (see below) with the artist noted as E. Novello. FSL has an engraving of a portrait of Mary Cowden Clark which was designed by an Emma Aloysia Novello and an E.P. Novello is listed in Brit. cat. of eng. portraits as the artist of portraits of the Novello family. The artist of this portrait may be one of these Novellos (a family connected to the musical stage) or may be copied from a print by one of these artists Full figure portrait, to left, looking front, butterfly on head, right hand on hip, left hand held in front, pointing upwards. Title from pencil notes on back. Unsigned History: Portrait may be the same as a lithograph listed in Harvard as no. 18 under the entry for Miss Honey. Harvard lists the print as a picture of Miss Honey as Psyche in the burlesque "Cupid" and describes it as a vignette, published by J. Dickinson in 1832, designed by E. Novello and engraved by R.J. Lane. FSL has a tinsel print of Miss Honey, in ART Vol. d90, no. 4d, but its design does not match this watercolor Provenance: Item has been inlaid after page 378 of volume 32, The Tempest, of an extra illustrated copy of the Works of Shakespeare, 1881 edition, edited by Staunton. For complete information on the volume and its provenance see card for "Anonymous. Shakespeare's Crest." Subject: Laura (Young) Honey is noted as an actress and vocalist who was popular in the burlesque of the first half of the 19th century. Her great success, according to DNB, was in her role as Psyche, in which she is pictured here, under the direction of Yates at the Adelphi and playing opposite John Reeve This record contains unverified data from old cards and may contain incorrect or incomplete text. Please consult Curator for assistance
former owner: Ellsworth, James W. (James William), 1849-1925
attributed name: Novello, E.