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Portrait of Charlotte Teller

Portrait of Charlotte Teller, c. 1911
Kahlil Gibran
Oil on canvas

Both a protégée and friend of Mary Haskell’s, Charlotte Teller (1876–?) — a freelance journalist, writer and active suffragette — met Gibran through Mary. Following Gibran’s return to Boston from Paris, Charlotte also encouraged him to think of relocating to New York. She sat for Gibran many times in Boston and New York. Charlotte and Gibran ‘ … confirmed each other in their belief in reincarnation … In response Charlotte and Mary speculated that Gibran was Rossetti and Blake reborn … ’ (Robin Waterfield, Prophet: The life and times of Kahlil Gibran, p. 129)

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