A post by Ambrosia Boussweau, European Correspodent of The Reading Life
Contains a good short bio and a list of her works.
"The Floretine Experiment, forest appeared in Harper's Magazine in 1880'and was included in the collection Dorothy and other Italian Stories and will be in the excellent collection edited by Anne Boyd Rioux, Miss Grief and other Stories Constance Fenimore Woolson.
I think Riioux has captured this story in her introduction:
"It also reflects Woolson’s interest in James’s writing, for in it she consciously set out to write the type of story at which he was considered to excel—the society tale in which the talk is more important than the plot and in which, she felt, manner was placed above matter."
It does reflect the great talent of Woolson to be able to write a story like this as well as others like "Solomon", "Miss Grief" and "Saint Claire Flats". The dialogue is very good and the backdrop of art saturated Florence is well utilized.