|the sun room in Land's End, Newport|
|Safran Foer as Codman, far right (standing)|
|Ogden Codman, Jr. circa 1890|
|artist Nate Lowman as French|
|Daniel Chester French circa 1902|
|The larger-than-life statue of Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial. Did you know it was done by French?|
His studio and summer home, Chesterwood, is located in the Berkshires near The Mount. While I don't know much about his relationship with Wharton, their shared love of horticulture is mentioned in French's wife's memoirs. Given that they were neighbors and Mrs. French knew Edith, I think they probably at least knew each other.
|Jeffrey Eugenides as Henry James, left|
James and Wharton met in the 1880s, but it wasn't until the early 20th century that they actually became friends. While at first intimidated by the literary giant, James eventually became a literary adviser and close friend to Wharton.
|Wharton and James on a motor tour in 1904 (in the back seat)|
One last thing: Leibovitz shot at The Mount previously as part of her photographic-journey-turned-coffee-table-book Pilgrimage, which I also recommend. You can see the photographs on tour at the Concord Museum.