The photographer, Alice Boughton (1866-1943), has also signed the bottom right corner of the image in pencil and decoratively sketched her initials, AB, on the mat as well. Alice Boughton was a native New Yorker who was best known for her portraits of important literary and artistic figures at the turn of the twentieth century. She also played an important role in elevating photography into a fine artform and in promoting the work of female photographers.
A handsome three-quarter portrait sepia photograph of the American composer wearing a checkered suit and brimmed hat. Foote has signed and inscribed the bottom of the mat to Miss Flora Bauer (almost certainly the sister of American composer Marion Eugénie Bauer), adding a three-bar musical quotation in bass clef at the lower left corner.PHO-01925$650