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Miss Edith Wherry, Catskill

Eva Watson Schütze

Artwork Details

Miss Edith Wherry, Catskill
circa 1903
Eva Watson Schütze
platinum print on paper
14 7/8 in x 11 11/16 in (37.78 cm x 29.69 cm);18 1/8 in x 22 1/16 in (46.04 cm x 56.04 cm);18 1/8 in x 22 1/8 in (46.04 cm x 56.2 cm);8 11/16 in x 6 11/16 in (22.07 cm x 16.99 cm)
Museum Purchase
1978/2.33

On Display

Not currently on display

Description

Subject Matter:

This portrait of Edith Wherry was taken when Eva Watson-Schütze and Wherry were attending the Byrdcliffe Colony. The colony was an artistic community involved in the Arts and Crafts movement and began operating in 1902. This image depicts Wherry, looking directly into camera, in front of an apple tree. She holds one of the apples in her hand, at the center of chest, where her off-shoulder dress comes to a point at the breastbone. She wears a crown of branches and leaves in her hair, which is loosely tied back and parted in the middle.

Physical Description:

Portrait of a woman in front of a tree. She holds an apple at the center of her chest and wears a crown of branches from the tree. 

Usage Rights:

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