The bookish type by R. B. Legge (1860s)

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Author: pellethepoet
Carte de visite. Studio of R. B. Legge, 52 Lisson Grove. Bought from an eBay seller in Winsen, Germany. Possibly the same R. B. Legge, of Kilburn Square, who was granted a patent in 1866 for "a new or improved mode of printing patterns on dyed silks and all kinds of dyed goods". Perhaps the sitter is reading a book penned by his neighbour George Eliot? She lived in Lisson Grove during the 1860s and 1870s, and wrote her celebrated novel Middlemarch there.


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