Anna Lea Merritt (1844-1930)

  • Anna Lea Merritt (1844-1930)
  • Eve, 1887
  • Etching on paper
  • Image size 13 1/16 x 18 13/16 inches
  • Signed in pencil, lower left

Etching after the artist's painting entitled "Eve Overcome by Remorse," completed in 1885. Remarque of ground fowl and a serpent in lower right.

Anna Lea Merrit was born in Philadelphia. She studied anatomy at the Women's Medical College in Philadelphia before moving to Europe with her family in 1865. There, she studied art in Italy, Germany and Paris before settling in England, where she became a student of and eventually married Henry Merritt. Anna Lea Merritt produced a remarkable group of portraits that are in many public collections and had a long and successful career as both an artist and author.

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Anna Lea Merritt Eve, 1887