Saturday, June 1, 2013

Catherine Brass Yates

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.

Unknown Woman with Curls

The origin of the portrait is unknown. I just love the somewhat contemporary and plain way that she looks. Clearly she is 24 years old like the can says. Complete 2013.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Edwin Shippen Burd (1744-1859)

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.

James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart (1833-1864)

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.