Sunday, June 17, 2012

Augustus Howell

[Dante Gabriel Rossetti "Augustus Howell"]

From Gay Daly:
"When Howell died in 1890, the story went round that he had been found in a gutter with his throat cut and a sovereign between his teeth. In fact he died in a respectable nursing home from complications of influenza. On this occasion Graham Robertson received a note from his friend Ellen Terry , the actress, that read "Howell is really dead this time! Do go to Christie's and see what turns up." "

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