The Hollow Crown
Julia Ward Howe
e reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so many bad artists are unable to give it up.
She was once a committed and passionate Brahmin of old stock. A writer of some note, she indirectly became the subject of a play by Malcolm.
At some point Gaveston embraced her. It’s not sure what happened then, but she seems to have been ‘broken’. She left Boston, or was possibly banished by her site.
There also seems to have been an issue with Johannes & Gaveston that isn’t talked about, but triggered the duel.
Her ‘memorial’ piece performed at the Hardcastle gallery was memorable for all the wrong reasons.