"Child Hassam (1859-1935). Portrait of Edith Blaney, Pastel on paper, 1894. This portrait shows Mrs. Blaney at rest with the island garden behind her. The book in her hand, charmingly, is Celia Thaxter's An Island Garden, about Thaxter's own garden on Appledore, illustrated by Hassam, and published that same year."
I was re-reading The Down East Dilettante just now & found this wonderful pastel from his posting on Sunday. Another lady resting in the shade of the garden & reading a book. One of my favorite blogs about architecture, design, landscape, arts, antiques, & other passing fancies from Maine, New England, & Points Yonder. Can't recommend it enough.