Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Early 19th-Century Kentucky Women by Willliam L. Turner


William L. Turner reportedly painted in Elizabethtown, in Hardin County, Kentucky in 1824 and A Few years Earlier in Mason County in Kentucky.

c 1820 William L. Turner, Mrs. "Napper" Tandy of Mason County, Kentucky.


William L. Turner, Mrs. Elizabeth Huddleston of Mason County, Kentucky

19th-Century Women by Robert Street 1796-1865 of Philadelphia


1831 Robert Street (American artist, 1796-1865). Mary Fenner Hall.


1831 Robert Street (American artist, 1796-1865). Mary Arell Browne Walton.


1834 Robert Street (American artist, 1796-1865). Elizabeth Price Thomas.


1834 Robert Street (American artist, 1796-1865). Mrs. Napoleon Leidy.

 
1836 Robert Street (American artist, 1796-1865). Ann Marie Vick and daughter.

1856 Robert Street (American artist, 1796-1865).


1838 Robert Street (American artist, 1796-1865). Sarah Sommer Sims

 

Jacob Frymire c 1770-1822 portrays no easy life for an early 19th-century American woman



1801 Jacob Frymire (American artist, c 1770-1822) Amelia Heiskell Lauck (1760-1842) of Winchester


I first saw the paintings of this artist at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts at Old Salem, North Carolina, in early 1976.  This is another Lancaster County, Pennsylvania painter, Jacob Frymire (c 1770-1821), who worked as an itinerant artist in Virginia & Kentucky during the early 19th-century. The sitter he painted here was Amelia, the wife of Peter Lauck, who built the Red Lion Inn in Winchester, Virginia, in 1783. She was just 41 years old, when this portrait was painted, raising a family & keeping an inn offering food & lodging to strangers. How she had time to read or to study her Bible is mystifying to me.


Jacob Frymire (American artist, c 1770-1822) Charlotte Marsteller is often attributed to this artist


Jacob Frymire (American artist, c 1770-1822) Henrietta Priscilla Calmes, c.1810
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