IBSEN, HENRIK. (1828-1906) Norwegian playwright, director, and poet; Ibsen is viewed as one of the founders of Modernism in theater. Rarely seen, Cabinet Photograph Signed, “Henrik Ibsen / 27.12.97” on the verso. Ibsen is depicted in a half-length, full face bust pose, intensely looking forward with a piercing gaze. Image by “Nyblin / Eneberettiget 1896 / Christiania / Karl XII Gade.5.”, on their embossed photographic card stock. We credit this photograph to Agnes Nyblin, [or her son, Daniel Georg Nyblin] by the dates involved. She married the photographer Karl Anton Peter Dyrendahl Nyblin and they created a studio in Bergen called “K. Nyblin”. Her husband died in 1894, but she continued the business successfully, and became part of a growing number of female pioneer Norwegian photographers. Mounting traces and minor loss to edges [as seen] where image was once pinned[?] to a backing. Signed imagery of Ibsen is quite rare, and we cannot recall seeing this image before, let alone signed by him. Combine this with the Nyblin association, and the item is a great addition, in our opinion, to any literature or photography collection.