Catherine Arms Everett

Catherine Arms Everett

This head study by the important Philadelphia pictorialist photographer Eva Lawrence Watson (whose married name from 1901 was Eva Watson Schütze 1867-1935) shows a young Catherine Arms Everett, b. 1898. Everett was the youngest daughter of Herbert Edward Everett, (1.) (1863-1932) who would later become the first Professor of the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 1905. Studying painting when she first enrolled at the age of 16 at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 1883, Lawrence most likely became friends with fellow student Herbert Everett when they both studied art under Thomas Eakins there.

print notes: cipher/monogram: signed in green ink-ELW in upper left corner of print; slight stain to subject’s hairline on forehead; title of work assigned by this archive; filed under married photographer name by this archive; c. 1900 estimated age of subject in portrait

Published: Ambassadors of Progress / edited by Bronwyn A.E. Griffith … France : Musée d’Art Américain Giverny … 2001, p. 182; Library of Congress: “Young girl with a hat tied with a large bow, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front“: included in: Artistic photographs collected by Frances Benjamin Johnston in the Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection-Reproduction Number: LC-USZC2-6065

Provenance: Acquired 2016 from John McInnis Auctioneers via Newburyport Estate. (Lot 794)

Biography: Named after her mother, Catherine Arms Everett was born in Philadelphia in 1898 and went on to graduate from Bryn Mawr College in 1919. The mother of three sons, she first married Richard Atherton Noyes (1894-1953) in 1923 and later divorced and married Cyril L. Marshall in 1936. The 1940 US Census has Catherine teaching history in public school and living with her husband Cyril in Key West, FL where she lived until at least 1949. Catherine had one older sibling: Jane Hamlin Everett: 1897-1990. Additional details are welcomed.

1. Dr. Everett was born in Worcester, Mass., on February 16, 1863, and was educated at Harvard University. He then studied art at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Julian Academy in Paris and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He taught most of his adult life at the University of Pennsylvania, but lectured for several years at Cornell and Smith College. He was a fellow in medieval archeology of the American School of Archeology at Rome and a member of the Philadelphia Water Color Club. He is survived by his wife, the former Catherine Arms Childs, of Boston, and two daughters, Mrs. Noyes and Mrs. Mortimer Graves, of Washington, D.C. (Herbert Edward Everett: excerpt, obituary: Philadelphia Inquirer, Dec. 11, 1932)

Catherine Arms Everett

Image Dimensions16.2 x 11.4 cm tipped

Support Dimensions34.3 x 25.3 cm dull olive-colored art paper