PhotographerGräfin Marie Oriola


MediumPhotogravure: Chine-collé

JournalDie Kunst in der Photographie 1897

AtelierMeisenbach, Riffarth & Co.


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Portrait: Woman


Image Dimensions: 16.8 x 12.6 cm : Art folio #2, plate #3: Die Berliner Vereine

The former Marie Berna, (born New York: 1846-died Büdesheim/Hessen) who later became Countess Marie Oriola, (Gräfin Marie Oriola)  became a member of the Free Photographic Association in Berlin in 1896.  She may be best remembered today however for commissioning the Swiss artist Arnold Böcklin to paint his masterpiece: Island of the Dead in 1880.  This painting  is now in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.