Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility
(800) 937-3880

Lot #416
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Magnificent 1876 Elliott & Fry portrait of "R. Waldo Emerson"

This lot has closed

Estimate: $2000+
Own a Similar Item?


Magnificent 1876 Elliott & Fry portrait of "R. Waldo Emerson"

Scarce sepia-tone 2.5 x 4 carte-de-visite portrait of Ralph Waldo Emerson with a book in a handsome seated pose, signed neatly on the reverse in ink, "R. Waldo Emerson, 3 July, '76." Published by Elliott & Fry of London. In fine condition. On June 28, 1876, Emerson found himself the honored guest at the University of Virginia, where he lectured on 'The Natural and Permanent Functions of the Scholar.' Emerson and his daughter returned to Concord, Massachusetts, on either the 1st of 2nd of July.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #604 - Ended March 10, 2021

This item is Pre-Certified by PSA/DNA
Buy a third-party letter of authenticity for $75.00

*This item has been pre-certified by a trusted third-party authentication service, and by placing a bid on this item, you agree to accept the opinion of this authentication service. If you wish to have an opinion rendered by a different authenticator of your choosing, you must do so prior to your placing of any bid. RR Auction is not responsible for differing opinions submitted 30 days after the date of the sale.