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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

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 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

1700s American Women with books

.1730 John Smibert (American colonial era artist, 1688-1751) Sarah Middlecroft (Mrs Louis Boucher)During the 18th-century, more and more women learned to read.  I am not sure that all of these women could actually read, but I suspect that they could.1731...
From: 18th-century American Women on 22 Sep 2013

18th-Century American Mothers & Their Children 1750-1800

1753-54 John Wollaston (fl 1736-1767). Mrs Daniel Carroll II (1731-1763) & Daniel Carroll 1752-1790.1755 Unknown Artist Mother and Child.1757 John Hesselius Mrs Matthew Tiglman Anna Lloyd & dau Anna Maria (Mrs. Matthew Tiglman.)1757 John Singleton...
From: 18th-century American Women on 7 Aug 2013

Paintings of 18th-Century American Families

.1729 John Smibert (American colonial era artist, 1688-1751). The Bermuda GroupFamily portraits are rare in early 18th century British colonial America, perhaps because they were expensive & usually so large, that they required a sizable public...
From: 18th-century American Women on 23 Jun 2013

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