COMTESSE DE NOAILLES : POET, NOVELIST, FEMINIST : ALFRED NOYER : PHOTO BY HENRI MANUEL : RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features Comtesse Mathieu de Noailles (1876-1933). She was a Romanian French writer, poet, and socialist feminist. Her birth name was “Princess Anna Elixabeth Bibesco-Bassaraba de Brancovan”. Her father was a prince and her Greek mother was a musician. In 1897 she married the son of the 7th Duke de Noailles. The pair became very popular in Parisian high society. Anna de Noailles wrote three novels, many collections of poetry, and an autobiography. Her first work was published in 1901. She was a part of the elite group of intellectuals, artists, and authors of her place and time. A New York Times article from 1929 reported that she was one of the finest poets in France. Anna was a very popular woman and a number of great artists painted her portrait. Auguste Rodin sculped her image in 1906 and the sculpted bust resides in the Metropolitan Art Museum in New York City. Anna won many literary awards during her career. This postcard was published by Alfred Noyer. Anna’s photo portrait was taken by the esteemed photographer, Henri Manuel (1874-1947). Manuel opened a portrait studio in Paris in 1900. Manuel specialized in portraits and photographed many celebrities from the world of sports, theater, art, and politics. He was also the official photographer of the French government for 30 years. This postcard was produced in France.  Note the light blue mark near the top right hand corner of the card. The postcard is in overall Good Condition (see scans). The photograph seen on this postcard was used as a cover photo for a biography of Anna Noailles. This particular photo is uncommon or rare. 

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CARTE de VISITE PORTRAIT : ANTHONY TROLLOPE : NOVELIST: PHOTO BY NAPOLEON SARONY

This carte de visite portrait features British author, Anthony Trollope (1815-1882). He has been described as “one of the most successful, prolific and respected novelists of the Victorian era. His best known work was a series of novels known as the “Chronicles of Barsetshire”. He also wrote novels revolving around political, social and gender issues. This cdv’s photograph of Trollope was taken by Napoleon Sarony. Sarony was a celebrated and talented celebrity photographer based in New York City. (SOLD)

MIKHAIL ARTSYBASHEV : RUSSIAN WRITER AND PLAYWRIGHT : BOOKS BANNED : CONSIDERED SCANDALOUS AND OBSCENE

This vintage postcard features Russian writer and playwright, Mikhail Petrovich Artsybashev (1878-1927). I originally thought this was a portrait of Russian playwright and short story writer, Anton Chekhov. A visitor to this site corrected my faulty identification. A contributor to my mistake is that Artsybashev and Chekhov look amazingly alike. Artsybashev was a major advocate of the literary style of naturalism. He was a daring writer. He was expelled from St. Petersburg for participating in a demonstration (1901). He had a number of his works censored. Some of his work were considered scandalous and obscene. They were banned in Russia as well as in other countries. In 1923, after the Russian Revolution, Artsybashev emigrated to Poland. This vintage postcard is in very good condition (see scans). (SOLD)

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