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Eleanor Perenyi, Stonington, Connecticut
1974
Photographer:Photographed by Rosalie Thorne McKenna , American, 1918 - 2003
Photography; gelatin silver print on paper dry mounted to mat board
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 4 7/8 x 3 1/16in. (12.4 x 7.8cm) Sheet (height x width): 4 7/8 x 3 1/16in. (12.4 x 7.8cm) Mount (height x width): 4 7/8 x 3 1/16in. (12.4 x 7.8cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the Rosalie Thorne McKenna Foundation
Description: Portrait of a woman wearing a fur coat. She is standing against a lattice trellis, holding her hands up below her face. She is wearing a large ring on her left hand.
Subject Note: Eleanor Perenyi (1918 - 2009) was a writer best known for "Green Thoughts," her collection of essays on gardening inspired by years of tending her Stonington, Connecticut, garden. She also wrote the books "More Was Lost," "The Bright Sword," and "Liszt: The Artist as Romantic Hero," which was a finalst for the National Book Award in 1974. In 1982, she received an award in literature from the American Academy & Institute of Arts and Letters. From "Eleanor Perenyi, Writer and Gardener, Dies at 91," The New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/07/books/07perenyi.html
Inscription: Verso of mat board, top, blue ink: "Eleanore / El[illegible]r [crossed out in blue ink] Perenyi" Top, black ink: "ELEANOR PERENYI / STONINGTON CT." Center, pencil: "1974"
Object Number: 2011.344.1134
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