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Louisa Lander

 (1826 - 1923)
Louisa (Maria Louisa) Lander was active/lived in District Of Columbia, Massachusetts / Italy.  Louisa Lander is known for portrait and figurative sculpture, still life painting.

Biography   Louisa Lander

Born in Salem, Massachusetts, Louisa Lander became a sculptor who spent much time in Rome where, in 1856, she became a studio assistant to Thomas Crawford.  In Rome, she first met novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne, who was also from Salem, and while he posed for Lander for an oversized portrait bust of himself, he became enamored of her.  He decided to use her as the model for the free-spirited women artists he depicted in his novel, The Marble Faun.

Of her he wrote: "There are very available points about her and her position: a young woman, living in almost perfect independence, thousands of miles from her New England home, going fearlessly about these mysterious streets by night as well as by day; and no household ties;   ...  Displaying 750 of 2581 characters.

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