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18C Portrait of an American Woman

Mrs Sylvanus Bourne 1766 John Singleton Copley (American, Boston, Massachusetts 1738–1815 London)  The Metropolitan Museum of Art tells us that Mercy Gorham (1695–1782) was born and raised on Cape Cod, in the colony of Massachusetts....
From: 18th-century American Women on 11 Jan 2017

18C Portrait of an American Woman

Mrs. Jonathan Pinkney, Jr. (Elizabeth Munroe) 1798 by James Peale (American, Chestertown, Maryland 1749–1831 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) The Metropolitan Museum of Art tells us that she lived in Annapolis, Maryland.
From: 18th-century American Women on 7 Jan 2017

18C Portrait of an American Woman

Mrs. Francis Brinley (1698–1761) and Her Son Francis (1729–1816).  1729 by John Smibert (American, Edinburgh, Scotland 1688–1751 Boston, Massachusetts) The Metropolitan Museum of Art tells us that she was born...
From: 18th-century American Women on 5 Jan 2017

18C Portrait of an American Woman

 Mrs. John Dart, Henrietta Isabella Sommers (1750–1783).  1772 Jeremiah Theus (American, Chur, 1716–1774 Charleston, South Carolina)  The Metropolitan Museum of Art tells us that Henrietta Isabella Sommers (1750–1783)...
From: 18th-century American Women on 3 Jan 2017

Happy Birthday, Martha! Paintings of Martha Washington made during her lifetime

1757 John Wollaston, Martha Dandridge Custis (Mrs George Washington)This is the biography of Martha Dandridge Custis Washington from the White House website:"I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else, there is certain bounds set for me...
From: 18th-century American Women on 2 Jun 2014

George Washington Seeks Greenhouse Advice From Magaret Carroll in Maryland

1790s Christian Gullager (1759-1826). George Washington (1732-1799).One of the most intriguing greenhouse stories involves Virginian George Washington & Margaret Tilghman Carroll  of Maryland.In her 1770 description of the gardens Charles Carroll...
From: 18th-century American Women on 28 Apr 2014

Ralph Earl's American Revolution propaganda drawings

Ralph Earl (American artist, 1751-1801) Plate I The battle of Lexington, April 19th. 1775. The Doolittle engravings of the battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775. Amos Doolittle (engraver) and Ralph EarlMassachusetts-born painter Ralph Earl (1751-1801)...
From: 18th-century American Women on 4 Apr 2014

American Artist John Hesselius 1728-1778

In colonial Philadelphia, Swedish painter Gustavus Hesselius (1682-1755) had a son John in 1728, who lived and worked in Pennsylvania, Maryland, & Virginia for 50 years. Gustavus taught his son John Hesselius (1728-1778) to paint; but their styles...
From: 18th-century American Women on 6 Mar 2014

18C American Women + a bit of intrigue by Cosmo Alexander (1724-1772)

Cosmo Alexander (1724-1772) Self Portrait c 1747Cosmo Alexander (1724-1772) was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, the son of Catholic portrait painter & engraver John Alexander (1690-1765) and the great grandson of George Jameson (c.1587-1644), whom Horace...
From: 18th-century American Women on 17 Nov 2013

18C American Women by Joseph Blackburn 1700-1780

Although it is not certain, artist Joseph Blackburn was probably born, schooled, & died in England. He clearly was taught painting in the English Rocco portrait style & his particular skill was in painting elegant fabrics & fashions on...
From: 18th-century American Women on 17 Nov 2013

18C American Women by John Durand 1731-1805

John Durand (French-born?, English-trained, American painter, 1731-1805)  Catharine Beekman 1766In London on September 15, 1760, John Durand, apprenticed for 7 years to decorative carriage & heraldry painter Charles Catton, Senior (1728-1798)....
From: 18th-century American Women on 17 Nov 2013

18C American Women 1740s

1740 John Heaton (American colonial era artist, c 1695-a 1742) Magdalena Douw (Mrs Harme) from Albany, New York. (This artist's name also spelled in records of the period Iten, Eyton, Eaton, & Easton.) He married Maria Hooghkerk (daughter of Lucus...
From: 18th-century American Women on 16 Nov 2013

18C American Women 1730s

1730 John Smibert (American colonial era artist, 1688-1751). Possibly Hester Stanton Plaisted Gooch.1730 Gansevoort Limner possibly Pieter Vanderlyn (American colonial era artist, 1687-1778). Susanna Truax.1730 Pieter Vanderlyn (American colonial era...
From: 18th-century American Women on 16 Nov 2013

18C American Paintings of Women by John Wollaston 1710-1775

c 1749 John Wollaston (American colonial era painter, 1710-1775) Lucy Parry, Wife of Admiral ParryEnglish rococo portraitist John Wollaston arrived in New York from England in 1749, where he worked for 2 years. It seems that Wollaston came across...
From: 18th-century American Women on 16 Nov 2013

18C American Women by Benjamin West 1738-1820

Benjamin West was the 10th child of a rural innkeeper in Springfield, Pennsylvania, in October, 1738, and died exaulted in London, in March, 1820. Before his ascension to historical allegory painter for English royalty, he began learning his craft as...
From: 18th-century American Women on 16 Nov 2013

New York Lady c 1790

Hannah Maley (Mrs. Johannes Cornelis) Cuyler (b. 1769), Unidentified Artist, circa 1790
From: 18th-century American Women on 12 Nov 2013

Despite bigamy, alcoholism, & bad debts, Ralph Earl paints some fairly spectacular portraits of Early American Women

.Ralph Earl was born on a prosperous farm in Massachusettes on May 11, 1751. Ralph was named after his father, who as a large landowner was active in community affairs & an officer in the local militia.1785 Ralph Earl (1751-1801) Martha Spear (Mrs....
From: 18th-century American Women on 17 Oct 2013

Lucy Sheldon Beach 1788-1889 & the role of Art at Litchfield Academy

Lucy Sheldon Beach 1788-1889  by Anson Dickinson (1779-1852) 1831Lucy Sheldon Beach, daughter of Daniel & Huldah Stone Sheldon of Litchfield, Connecticut, was born June 27, 1788. From 1801 until 1803, Lucy was educated at the Litchfield...
From: 18th-century American Women on 17 Oct 2013

18C Americans with Dogs & Cats

.Dogs and cats appear in portraits of 18th century American women, but I am not sure if these are emblems or symbols or copies of English prints, or are they actual pets?Before the 1760s, most dogs appear in colonial American paintings with children....
From: 18th-century American Women on 14 Oct 2013

Squirrels in paintings of 18C American women + a couple of boys...

1757 Joseph Badger (1708-1765). Rebecca Orne (later Mrs. Joseph Cabot) 1765 John Singleton Copley (1738-1815). Frances Deering Wentworth (Mrs. Theodore Atkinson, Jr.)1760s William Williams (1727-1791). Deborah Hall. Detail 1770 Attributed to Cosmo Alexander...
From: 18th-century American Women on 12 Oct 2013

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