23 August 2011

Edith Wharton

Edith Newbold Jones, 1870 by Edward Harrison May

I have a picture research job and recently came across this gem. One always thinks of the formidable Edith Wharton as, well... the formidable Edith Wharton.

Edward Harrison May was a British-born artist working in Paris. This portrait of the young Edith was painted during a six-year family sojourn in Europe.

It just goes to show, we were all young once.


  1. Such a beautiful portrait and she was a very goodlooking child

  2. love it- how can anyone not notice, despite tender age, the sharp eye, the firmly set mouth? quite something.

    and she's decorating already. yep, love it.


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