HENRY JAMES TO THE WIFE OF ARTIST SIR LAWRENCE ALMA-TADEMA
JAMES, HENRY. (1843-1882). American writer; born in New York City, he resided in London from 1876 and became a naturalized British citizen in 1915; author of The American (1877), The Europeans (1878), Daisy Miller (1879), Washington Square (1881), The Bostonians (1886), and The Tragic Muse (1890). Autograph Note Signed, “Henry James”, on a 16mo. card. “3 Bolton Court”, London, February 12, no year. Very fine condition. To Mrs. Laura Alma-Tadema, wife of Dutch painter Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. [Laura Theresa Alma-Tadema, Lady Alma-Tadema (née Epps; 1852–1909) was an English painter specializing in domestic and genre scenes of women and children]. James writes: “Dear Mrs. Tadema, It will give me great pleasure to dine with you on Tuesday 17th 7:30. Very faithfully, Henry James.” Nice association, and perfect for display.