The 8 1/2" x 6 1/2" album is three-quarter brown leather and pebbled cloth, gilt ruled beveled boards, floral endpapers,  leaves. All of the photographs are in fine condition. Each of the 65 albumen prints is neatly tipped into corner slots in the album leaves, and each includes Anna Howard’s neat manuscript notations, identifying the artist, subject, museum, and city. The artists include: Giotto, Botticelli, Titian, Leonardo DaVinci, Raphael, Fra Lippo Lippi, Fra Angelico et al. The locations of the art include: The National Gallery, London; National Museum, Florence; Sistine Chapel, The Vatican, Uffizi Gallery, Louvre, Dresden, etc. Mostly religious allegories, plus portraits, including numerous depictions of The Madonna, the Last Supper, The Crucifixion, Last Judgement, Transfiguration, etc. A few photographs have small printed captions at lower edge (in the image, in Italian, noting artist, title, etc.). The Hartford, Connecticut records show that Anna Gilbert Howard was born there in 1838, was a member of the First Baptist Church, and died at Hartford in 1909. "She was a woman of noble character and a lovely Christian," reported the Baptist Standard in announcing her death. The album has moderate wear, leather is dried, bit chipped at tips of corners; else tight, bright and clean internally. Signature of Anna G. Howard on front free-endpaper. Overall a very good copy.
Inventory Number: 43893