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Gr§fin Marie Oriola
[Die Kunst in der Photographie (Art Folio #2)]
16.8 x 12.6 cm
Photograph courtesy PhotoSeed.com
Heliographed (Plate) & Printed by: Meisenbach, Riffarth & Co. (Berlin)
The former Marie Berna (born New York: 1846 - died Budesheim/Hessen) who later became Countess Marie Oriola, (Gr§fin 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 B÷cklin 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.