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...
Mrs. Richard Yates, Catherine,is simply known as the wife of a NY businessman. I read also that she is a Philadelphia socialite. Maybe she is both. The original painting is by Gilbert Stuart, complete in 1794, and is considered on of the finest American portraits of its time. This one, complete in 2013 by me, is also one of the finest American portraits of its time, lol. Yeah, I said that. Sold, duh.
Married Eliza Sims, had two daughters, traveled, lived in a three story brick house on the north side of Walnut Street, in Philadelphia, between 9th and 10th Streets, friends with Joseph Bonaparte, has a monument in Saint Stephens churchyard, founded an orphans asylum, later called The Burd's Scool for Girls, and so on. He is listed in the Provincial History of Pennsylvania. He is almost pretty, I think. This painting was completed in 2013. NA.
Jeb Stuart was a US Army officer from Virginia and a Confederate States Army General during the American Civil War. He was a legendary figure and is considered one of the greatest Calvary commanders in American history. He died young but lived a crazy interesting life. Look him up. Complete, 2013 and not available.