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Portrait photograph of author Ian Maclaren, three-quarters length seated, in jacket with top hat in hand by  E[lias] Goldensky - Signed - 1907 - from James Cummins Bookseller and Biblio.com

Portrait photograph of author Ian Maclaren, three-quarters length seated, in jacket with top hat in hand

by Goldensky, E[lias]

Condition: Fine, with some toning and edgewear to mount


Philadelphia: C. Houstin Goudiss, 1907. Gelatin silver print, triple mounted, with C. Houston Goudis blindstamp and Goldensky blindstamp on mount, INSCRIBED by Maclaren beneath image ("Yours Faithfully, Ian MacLaren"). Image: 6 1/4 x 4 1/2 in. Fine, with some toning and edgewear to mount. Gelatin silver print, triple mounted, with C. Houston Goudis blindstamp and Goldensky blindstamp on mount, INSCRIBED by Maclaren beneath image ("Yours Faithfully, Ian MacLaren"). Image: 6 1/4 x 4 1/2 in. Maclaren was the pseudonym of Presbyterian pastor and Scotsman John Watson (1850-1907). He earned popular (but decidedly not critical) success in 1894 with BESIDE THE BONNIE BRIER BUSH - "The combination of sentimentality, humour, and religion in a rural Scottish setting proved a successful formula both in Britain and North America and Watson achieved instant fame" (ODNB). Maclaren also enjoyed great popularity in the United States as a lecturer-this photograph, by the prominent Philadelphia portrait photographer Elias Goldensky, captures Maclaren during his third and final American lecture tour. Often in ill-health, he would suffer a fatal case of tonsilitis during the tour and die unexpectedly in Iowa.



  • Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 238445
  • Title: Portrait photograph of author Ian Maclaren, three-quarters length seated, in jacket with top hat in hand
  • Author: Goldensky, E[lias]
  • Format/binding: Gelatin silver print, triple mounted, with C. Houston Goudis blindstamp and Goldensky blindstamp on mount, INSCRIBED by Maclaren
  • Book condition: Used - Fine, with some toning and edgewear to mount
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Publisher: C. Houstin Goudiss
  • Place: Philadelphia
  • Date published: 1907
  • Keywords: British | Photography
  • Bookseller catalogs: Artwork; Illustrated Books; Literature;


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