This is a series begun in 2004 while living in Charleston, SC. My friend, a womens history professor, got me thinking about historical biases and I began to consider the fallacies that lay before me. What"s up with those people painted on ivory...
The original is by George Washington Tyler. It's a fine example of the expertise he achieved in the field of portraiture before his death at the age of 28. I meant to paint this one and Priscilla for some time. Love. 2014.
This painting is after Archibald Robertson(1789-1864), a Scottish born painter who operated the Columbian Academy of Painting in NYC with his brother Alexander. This original is in the Rosenbach Museum, Philadelphia. Unavailable. 2014