Wharton, Edith - Portrait by Edward May
A Museum Quality Print of Edith Wharton by Edward May. The artist finished this portrait in 1870 when the subject was eight years old. The original oil on canvas now hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC. Edith Jones Wharton who lived from 1862 - 1937, was the most celebrated woman author of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She was the youngest child born to a wealthy New York couple. she led an exciting and pampered life, winters in Paris, summers in Newport, Rhode Island and elegant dinner parties and the high society life in New York City. By the age of 16 she had written her first novel and published several poems. Wharton preferred Europe to New York and spent much of her adult life in France. Her Pulitzer winning novel Age of Innocence was published in 1920, this book was a critical depiction of New York's upper class.
At Fine Art Prints of Distinction we painstakingly repair the original files of these old paintings and print them using premium quality inks and paper. The end result is a beautiful, archival reproduction print that will last in your home for generations and at a low cost so anyone can now have great artworks in their home or business. Brandywine General Store is proud to offer for sale a premium print made from the historic painting of Edith Wharton by Edward May.
Inventory #47 - Portraits of Famous People