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Ann Marchioness Townshend

“Portrait after Richard Cosway, standing whole-length to left on a terrace, looking to front, wearing evening dress with feathered headdress, holding up her skirts in her left hand and a feather fan in her right, stairs descending beyond at left.”–British...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 28 Jun 2022

York commission warehouse

“Mrs. Clarke stands before a large doorway inscribed Clark and Company. She wears a white short-sleeved dress with plumed cocked hat, gorget, and military sash, sword-belt and scabbard. The sword she holds over her head, saying, Now Gentlemen you had...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 10 Feb 2022

Voltaire at Versailles

This portrait appears as the frontispiece of volume 147 of the Complete works of Voltaire published this month by the Voltaire Foundation. This trenchant portrait by Jean Huber which appeared in color on the cover and as the frontispiece for The Quotable...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 10 Feb 2022

Brace for Impact!

So far, preparing for the impact activities associated with The Romantic Ridiculous project has been the most stressful element of my research leave. We’re working with two local schools to co-produce an exhibition called Ridiculous Romantics (see what...
From: The Romantic Ridiculous on 22 Oct 2021

Consultation of physicians

A group portrait of various doctors and quacks, including Mrs Mapp, Dr. Joshua Ward and John Taylor. A version of the print also published with lettering “The company of undertakers”. The three named quacks occupy the top, twelve other ‘doctors’...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 21 Sep 2021

Cogswell’s Grant

Like several summers in the past, this was supposed to be my “Historic New England Summer” in which I made a determined attempt to visit and write about as many HNE houses as possible. I started out very close to home at the Phillips House, and then...
From: streets of salem on 6 Sep 2021

A Snapshot in Time: Clouet Portraits on Display at Azay-le-Rideau

Like any author, I love it when characters I have written about come into the public eye. Artist duo Jean and François Clouet, featured in my second novel, worked as portraitists at the courts of François I, Henri II, and Henri's sons. I posted previously...
From: Writing the Renaissance on 22 Jul 2021

History brief of tea in England & her colonies

Dirk Stoop (England, c 1610-1685) Catherine of Braganza c 1610The first recorded drinking of tea is in China, where the earliest records of tea consumption date back to the 10th century BC. It was a common drink during Qin Dynasty (around 200 BC)...
From: 18th-century American Women on 7 Jun 2013

Portrait of 18C American Woman - Mary Jacquelin 1714-1764

Mary Jacquelin 1714-1764  Virginia Museum of Fine ArtsMary Jacquelin 1714-1764 was born in Jamestown, Virginia. Her father was Edward 1668–1730, & her mother was Martha Cary 1686–1738. Her father Edward Jacquelin was descended...
From: 18th-century American Women on 22 Mar 2021

Tragedy amidst the Everyday

I LOVE Diaries: they offer such personal perspectives into the past, encompassing both “big” events and everyday occurrences. I read diaries, teach with diaries, and think about diaries often. I even like books about diaries, such as Kate...
From: streets of salem on 12 Sep 2020

Portrait of 18C American Woman

Susanna Truax by Unknown Artist
From: 18th-century American Women on 10 Jun 2020

Portrait of 18C American Woman

Lady Wearing a Large White Cap by Unknown Artist
From: 18th-century American Women on 6 Jun 2020

Portrait of an 18C American Woman

Elizabeth Paddy Wensley. Unknown artist, Boston, 1670–1680. The Pilgrim Society, Plymouth, Massachusetts
From: 18th-century American Women on 4 Jun 2020

Portrait of 18C American Woman

 Lady in Red by Sherman Limner.
From: 18th-century American Women on 2 Jun 2020

Portrait of 18C American Women

1762 Joseph Blackburn fl 1752-1778 Woman Brooklyn
From: 18th-century American Women on 20 May 2020

1793 American Mother & Child

1793 Ralph Earl (1751-1801). Sarah McCurdy (Mrs. Henry Channing) and Son Henry William
From: 18th-century American Women on 19 May 2020

Timeline 1710-1729 + Paintings of American Women

17103,000 German men and women from the Palatinate settle near Livingston Manor on the Hudson River in New York to produce naval stores. When the colony fails, the settlers go first to the Mohawk Valley (in New York) and finally to eastern Pennsylvania.The...
From: 18th-century American Women on 27 Jun 2013

1757 American Mother & Child

1757 John Singleton Copley (1737-1815) Mrs Daniel Rea and Child.
From: 18th-century American Women on 15 May 2020

1796 American Mother & Child

1796 Ralph Earl (1751-1801) Mrs Elijah Boardman and Son
From: 18th-century American Women on 13 May 2020

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