The J. Paul Getty Museum

[Unidentified elderly woman seated, three "spirits" in the background]

Object Details

Title:

[Unidentified elderly woman seated, three "spirits" in the background]

Artist/Maker:

William H. Mumler (American, 1832 - 1884)

Culture:

American

Place:

Boston, Massachusetts, United States (Place Created)

Date:

1862 - 1875

Medium:

Albumen silver print

Object Number:

84.XD.760.1.19

Dimensions:

9.9 × 5.8 cm (3 7/8 × 2 5/16 in.)

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Object Description

Portrait of a seated elderly woman, holding a book in her lap. Faint images of a woman and two men are visible above her.