Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Lawrence and Elisabeth Hanson



As their book jacket bio says, Lawrence and Elisabeth Hanson were a husband-and-wife team of biographers. Their subjects included Toulouse-Lautrec, Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, George Eliot, the Bronte family, Paul Verlaine, and Tchaikovsky. The irony is that biographical information about the Hansons is lacking, at least on the Internet. But at least I can offer these images and a little snippet of their lives. If you were casting a film of their own biographies, you might choose Peter O'Toole to play the husband and Jean Simmons to play the wife. The jacket design is by Leo Manso.

Text copyright 2012 Terence E. Hanley

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