Constance Holt, Lydia E. Longacre (1870-1951) Old Lyme, Connecticut, 1905
Oil on canvas, painted when Constance was in her mid-twenties by Lydia Longacre. The artist trained under William Merritt Chase in New York and James Abbott MacNeil Whistler in Paris. The shawl worn by Constance has been identified as one she intended to wear as a veil at her wedding to a man she met on one of her trips to Italy. Reportedly, the family forbade her to marry him. For more information on Constance Holt, see People of the Pink House: Grandchildren.