Louise Abbema


Louise Abbema
by Louise Abbema (1858-1927), illustrated with drawings by Louise Abbema
Published 1879 in Paris, France

Louise Abbema and French stage and early film actress Sarah Bernhardt were lovers and the first illustration in this small 20 page biographical book ‘Louise Abbema‘ is not a self portrait by the artist but a ‘medaillion’ with a portrait of Sarah Bernhardt by Louise Abbema.

Louise Abbema, preface (1879)