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...
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Rosalba Peale Underwood (1799-1874)
Rosalba is the eldest daughter of Rembrant Peale, portrayed here in her early twenties. Rembrandt tutored his daughter in art and raised her to be an independent and strong minded woman. Although Rosa had many suitors she refued to marry "the everyday man" and did not wed until she was sixty two. She was buried in Woodlands Cemetary, Philadelphia. NFS