Friday, November 16, 2012

Ameriga Vespucci (1815-1861)

Christened Elena Vespucci,when she arrived in America in 1839, she asserted that she be called Ameriga and that she was the sole descendant of the publicist-explorer who named the continent (Lorenzo de'Medici). She sought entitlement and prepared by attempting to take the states' leading male figures of America one by one. To a large degree she succeeded as she was "as splendid young girl"and many stories of her exploits can be told. She was rewarded with and ease of life, many comforts and lived to a dignified old age when she returned to Paris at 57. Completed 2010. These few graphite drawings were done one winter when I felt more like drawing... NA.

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