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, June 7, 2013
The original miniature is at the Rosenbach Museum in Philadelphia. They have a huge collection of miniature portraits but 96% were European so I could only use a few of their collection for resources. Interesting note: the European portraits are oil on copper and the American ones are watercolor on ivory. Mine are oil on trash. This was complete in 2013 and sold.