Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Young Catesby ap Roger Jones (1821-1877)

Catesby ap Roger Jones, which means Catesby, son of Roger Jones in the Welsh language, was Executive Officer of the ironclad, Virginia. When the Commanding Officer became wounded, Jones took temporary command, leading the ship during her historic engagement with the USS Monitor, March 6 1862. Sold.

Rosalba Peale (1799-1874)

The original was painted by Anna Claypoole Peale of her younger cousin, Rosalba. Rosalba was named after a Venetian miniaturist, emphasizing the Peale's faith in the continuity of both the art and the family. This painting was completed in November 2012 and is now sold.