This is a series begun in 2004 while living in Charleston, SC. My friend, a womens history professor, got me thinking about historical biases and I began to consider the fallacies that lay before me. What"s up with those people painted on ivory...
Friday, March 9, 2012
Martha Washington (1732-1803)
Informal portrait originally painted by Robert Field in 1801 at Mt Vernon, portrays her as a widow undergoing prolonged mourning, signified by the black ribbon in her cap. Here completed December 2011. Sold