Saturday, June 16, 2012
Edith Minturn and Her Elbows
Sort of sounds like an Eric Rohmer film (
) by way of David Cronenberg.
These two Edith Minturns have more in common than their names (Edith Minturn Stokes, above, painted by John Singer Sargent; Edith Minturn Sedgwick, right, photographed by Gianni Penati).
It's their shared elbow, thrust out insouciantly, as well as their rather bold dressing: shirt, tie, and boater for Mrs. E. M. Stokes, bodysuit and floral Givenchy stockings for Ms. E. M. Sedgwick.
And maybe there's also a glint of social defiance in their bright eyes.
Ah, I love both these pictures.
June 19, 2012 at 9:23 PM
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