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Martha Gellhorn

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Original 18x22” watercolor portrait of Martha Gellhorn as featured in The Art of the Affair: An Illustrated History of Love, Sex, and Artistic Influence. Unframed. Comes with a copy of the book signed by the illustrator.

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As she appears in the text:

“Bertrand [de Jouvenel] met and fell in love with Martha Gellhorn, a young war correspondent, while she was visiting Paris in 1930. Bertrand introduced her to his stepmother, an encounter Colette described as ‘Absolute, utter hell.’ Martha met Ernest Hemingway in Florida while he was on his second marriage. Their affair continued in Madrid as she covered the Spanish Civil War. They were later briefly married, but Martha never after answered questions about Ernest in interviews, refusing to be ‘a footnote in someone else’s life.’”

Read more about The Art of the Affair, by Catherine Lacey and Forsyth Harmon. ︎︎︎