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Miss Edith Wherry, Catskill

Accession Number
1978/2.33

Title
Miss Edith Wherry, Catskill

Artist(s)
Eva Watson Schütze

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
circa 1903

Medium & Support
platinum print on paper

Dimensions
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)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

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. 

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Figures
Portraits
apple (fruit)
dresses (garments)
flowers
girl
half-length
leaf crowns
modern and contemporary art
portrait format
portraits
single-sitter portraits
trees
women (female humans)

2 Related Resources

Girlhood
(Part of 9 Learning Collections)
Photographic Portraiture 1900-1948
(Part of: Identity and Self-Understanding)

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