The Red Rose Girls: An Uncommon Story of Art and Love


 

$125.00

In stock

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Description

The story of brandywine illustrators Jessie Wilcox Smith, Violet Oakley, and Elizabeth Shippen Green.

From the publisher:

Illustrators Jessie Willcox Smith (1863-1935) and Elizabeth Shippen Green (1871-1954), and muralist Violet Oakley (1874-1961) captivated early-20th-century society with their brilliant careers and uncommon lifestyle.

This richly illustrated biography traces the lives of these three talented women, who took over the Red Rose Inn, a picturesque old estate on Philadelphia's Main Line, and made a pact to live together forever--until one of them created havoc by leaving the fold to marry.

Revealing a household of intimate friendship, mutual inspiration, shared ideas, and love, The Red Rose Girls unfolds against a backdrop of the emerging women's rights movement in an era when female sexuality was still little understood or publicly acknowledged. It is an unforgettable story of three extraordinary women artists who achieved success on their own terms.

Full-color reproductions of the Red Rose Girls' artwork and wonderful archival photographs bring these women and their milieu to life.

Features

Jessie Wilcox Smith, Violet Oakley, Elizabeth Shippen Green.
Alice Carter

Condition & Attributes

Lower corners lightly bumped otherwise Very Fine/Very Fine in publisher's shrinkwrap

Creators

Jessie
Wilcox Smith, Violet Oakley, Elizabeth Shippen Green.
Alice
Carter

Publishing Information

New York
Abrams
2000
1st

Physical Description

11.25 inches
9 inches
216 pages
60 color plates, 115 black & white illustrations
hardcover
cloth
English