Is there any instrument as angelic to the ear and eye as the harp? I had hoped to find a reference to Jeanne Fouillon online, but haven’t succeeded so far. Her harp is certainly very graceful and beautiful to the eye.
The carte-de-visite was made by Augustin Michel in Grenoble, France, around 1890.
Jeanne’s portrait was for sale in Cornwall, England, together with a portrait of another harpist. He isn’t identified, but his CDV was made in London at the studio of George and Rebecca Lavis, probably around 1870 (see comments below for more information). I doubt there was any connection between the two musicians. Jeanne would have been born about the time the older man’s photograph was taken.
[Update on April 17: I’m confident the man below is composer and professor John Balsir Chatterton (1804-1871). Please see the next post for information about him.]
This post is dedicated to my first subscriber, the angelic harpist and composer Carol Wood.