james notman - Sarah Orne Jewett, 1870

james notman (1849 - 1932)

Sarah Orne Jewett, 1870

Gelatin silver print, 35.3 x 26.7 cm (13 7/8 x 10 1/2 in.) overall

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Accession number

P3n43

Provenance

Entered Isabella Stewart Gardner's collection at an unknown date.


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Commentary

Author Sarah Orne Jewett earned a reputation for her realist portrayal of life in New England through novels and interconnected short stories such as The Country of the Pointed Firs (1896). Jewett shared a home in Beacon Hill with the author Annie Adams Fields, widow of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s publisher James Thomas Fields. Together they hosted some of the brightest minds in the American literary scene, including Willa Cather, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Mark Twain.

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