Edith Olivier (1872–1948), on a Day Bed at the Rear of Daye House

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This painting shows novelist Edith Olivier lying on her day bed in the back garden of her home, the Daye House on the Wilton Estate, Wiltshire. There is a table with books on it to one side and she is wearing a wide-brimmed muslin hat.

In her journal, Olivier remembers that she had to move during painting because the sun was so dazzling.

Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum



Edith Olivier (1872–1948), on a Day Bed at the Rear of Daye House




oil on board


H 31 x W 51 cm (E)

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bequeathed by Rosemary Olivier, 2002

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