Sunday, 15 September 2019

1146) Ellen Sturgis Hooper

Ellen Sturgis Hooper (1812 – 1848). American poet. A member of the Transcendental Club, she was widely regarded as one of the most gifted poets among the New England Transcendentalists. Her work is occasionally reprinted in anthologies.
She was, besides, sister of Caroline Sturgis Tappan, also a Transcendentalist and poet, as well as an acquaintance of William Ellery Channing, Margaret Fuller, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry James, Sr.

- "He tempted Whistler with the offer of 200 guineas "to make for me a 'note' of my eldest daughter - a red haired girl about seventeen years old". [...] It is likely that it was the red hair that tempted Whistler more than a quick 200 gns. [...] Ellen noted that Whistler was “interested in (her) copper hair and high coloring”."…/portrait-of-ellen…/12691

Portrait of Ellen Sturgis Hooper, by J. A. McNeill Whistler

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