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...
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Mrs. Elizabeth Dunlap (1768-1848)
Elizabeth Woolsey, from an old conservative New York family, married William Dunlap in 1789. William who was a multifaceted artist and was also involved in the theater, traveled continuously and painted this portrait of his wife perhaps as a surrogate during his long absences. Completed December 2011. Sold.