Portrait of Evelyn Nesbit Thaw

Portrait of Evelyn Nesbitt Thaw
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17561
Building: 
Current Location: 
Storage Room 303
Floor: 
Lower Level/Vault
Object Description
Artist: 
Artist Dates: 
1884-1982
Artist Nationality: 
American
Object Type: 
Details: 
This is a sepia-toned reproduction photograph print of Evelyn Nesbit Thaw.
Framed: 
Yes
 - Glass
Length: 
25 inches
Width: 
1 inches
Height: 
31 inches
Description: 

Evelyn Nesbit Thaw was an artist model, chorus girl, and actress. As a model, she posed for notable artists such as James Carroll Beckwith and Frederick S. Church. She was also on the cover of many popular magazines in the early twentieth century which made her face highly circulated and recognized. She moved on to theater with her first gig as a chorus line singer for the Broadway show "Florodora" (1899). She then landed a role as "Vashti" in "A Wild Rose" (1902) for which she received a great deal of press attention as the next up and coming star. Although the viewer sees only her starkly contrasted profile in this photograph, her features and lustful posture make her recognizable. She holds a string of pearls between her hands with head tilted back, eyes closed, and appeal heightened.

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes