Poe, Edgar Allen - Art Print from a Photograph

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A Museum Quality Art Print of Edgar Allen Poe from a Matthew Brady Photograph. Brady took this photograph around 1860, which of course was after the poet was already dead, so I am assuming that Matthew Brady made this print over an original daguerreotype of Poe. He then probably sold copies in his shop. Edgar Allen Poe was born January 19, 1809 in Boston Massachusetts, the son of actors. He never knew his parents, his father ran away from the family and the mother died of consumption when Poe was around 2 years old. Poe was the master of the Macabre and also known as the Father of the American Detective Story with his writing of Murders in the Rue Morgue. The Raven is among the best known poems of American Literature. Even though with all of Poe's writing talent, he never made money and was poor all his life. Poe's death was about as macabre as his stories. He disappeared for about a week and was found wandering the streets of Baltimore in a delirium, he also had on someone else's clothing. He was hospitalized and died two days later. All of his medical records from this episode have been lost, so now we can only speculate as to what actually happened to him during the period.

At Fine Art Prints of Distinction we painstakingly repair the original files of these old paintings and print them using premium quality inks and paper. The end result is a beautiful, archival reproduction print that will last in your home for generations and at a low cost so anyone can now have great artworks hanging in their home or business. Brandywine General Store is proud to offer for sale a Premium Fine Art Print made from a photograph entitled Edgar Allen Poe from a Matthew Brady Photograph.

Inventory #29 - Famous People Art Prints

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