Image 3/16: Eva with Her Parents
Eva was a talented and well trained artist, the daughter of wealthy New York publisher and real estate investor, Leonard Scott. The family traced its roots to the Mayflower. Influenced by the teachings of Emerson and Ruskin, Leonard Scott made certain to develop his daughter’s intellectual life and taught her to manage her own money. Eva’s early life was spent traveling with her parents as her father sought warm and exotic climates to bolster his delicate health. They made the Grand Tour, meeting prominent cultural figures of the time along the way.