Saturday, May 18, 2013

Oliver Hazard Perry (1785-1819)

 P.Perry is a portrait of which I have lost the reference. Nevertheless I painted him because I liked the way he looked, not because of who he was. Priorities people! Complete 2013.
Hey, I found the reference! This is Oliver Hazard Perry, born in Wakefield, RI. He followed his father's footsteps a and began a career in the navy and given his first command in 1809. He then had a brilliant but controversial career, until he died aboard ship of Venezuela in 1819, a victim of yellow fever. Sold.

Mary Jane Peale (1827-1902)

Mary Jane was an American artist. She was the only girl of seven children born to Rueben Peale and  Eliza Burd Paterson Peale. Painted 2013. NA.

Joseph Hooker (1814-1879)

Joseph was a career US Army officer, achieving the rank of Major General in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Although he fought many times with distinction, he is w generally known for his stunning defeat to General Robert E Lee at the Battle off Chancerorsville in 1863. He was also known as a hard drinking ladies man and the name  "hooker" as a synonym for prostitute it sometimes related to him. Complete 2013. NA