Sunday, November 18, 2012

1834 American mother with her best bonnet & her very sweet little boy


Beginning to shop for clothing for the grandchildren for the holidays.  Here is a painting of a mother and her son whose dress is a little unfamiliar to the present-day Gap & Hollister notions of clothing little boys. And the mother, herself, is wearing a rather complicated bonnet.


Unknown Artist - Agnes Frazee and Child 1834 (Probably Agnes Clark, Mrs Phineas Freeman Frazee Sr (1810-1891) of Brooklyn NY and then of Richland County, NJ, where her husband was a carriage maker. They had children in 1830, 1833, & 1834)

Modest American Women by Agnès Millen Richmond 1870–1964


Agnès Millen Richmond (American artist, 1870–1964) Woman with Clasped Hands


Born in Alton, Ilinois, Agnes Millen Richmond (1870-1964) studied at the St. Louis School of Fine Arts, before moving to New York in 1888. She was in New York City, when many female artists were interested in socialism & women's sufferage. Richmond was a member of the original Woodstock colony, & with her husband, artist Winthrop Turney, spent summers painting in Gloucester, MA. & Mountainville, NY. Richmond specialized in portraits of women from a variety of social backgrounds, usually portrayed in the bright colors of the fashion of their time. Richmond's women seem comfortable in their dress & their surroundings.


Agnès Millen Richmond (American artist, 1870–1964) Another Young Friend


Agnès Millen Richmond (American artist, 1870–1964) Blond Girl Mountainside

Agnès Millen Richmond (American artist, 1870–1964) Ethel Thompson


Agnès Millen Richmond (American artist, 1870–1964) Girl in Blue Red Floral Dress


Agnès Millen Richmond (American artist, 1870–1964) Before the Screen


Agnès Millen Richmond (American artist, 1870–1964) Lilias 1950


Agnès Millen Richmond (American artist, 1870–1964) Woman with Floral Blouse


Agnès Millen Richmond (American artist, 1870–1964) Alice


Agnès Millen Richmond (American artist, 1870–1964) Young Girl Rockport, Maine


Agnès Millen Richmond (American artist, 1870–1964) Portrait of Bessie H Kunz


Agnès Millen Richmond (American artist, 1870–1964) Summer Visitor 1957


Agnès Millen Richmond (American artist, 1870–1964) Portrait of Miss Clafin 1917



Agnès Millen Richmond (American artist, 1870–1964) Woman in Green Suit in Autumn

Agnès Millen Richmond (1870 – 1964) Woman with Glasses by a Window


Agnès Millen Richmond (American artist, 1870–1964) Portrait of a Seated Lady


Agnès Millen Richmond (American artist, 1870–1964) Portrait of a Woman Standing by a Mantlepiece


Agnès Millen Richmond (American artist, 1870–1964) Woman by a Window (Self Portrait?)


Agnès Millen Richmond (American artist, 1870–1964) Woman in a Striped Dress


Agnès Millen Richmond (American artist, 1870–1964) Self Portrait


1835 English Lady proudly displaying her embroidered bag



Unknown artist British School, Mary Anne (Polly) North c 1835

Women by Hugh Bridport (English-born American artist, 1794-1869)




Hugh Bridport (English-born American artist, 1794-1869) Mrs Thomas Lee Shippen 1816


Hugh Bridport was born in England, where he trained at the Royal Academy with miniature painter Charles Wilkins. Bridport immigrated to Philadelphia with his artist brother George in 1816, where they established an architectural drawing academy which operated until 1822. In 1824, Bridport served as a founding member of the Franklin Institute, teaching architectural drawing classes there until 1833.  Later Bridport engaged in the trade of lithography with Kennedy & Lucas, the first commercial establishment of its type in Philadelphia.


Hugh Bridport (English-born American artist, 1794-1869) Mrs. Francis Barton Stockton c 1824


Hugh Bridport (English-born American artist, 1794-1869) Mary Southworth 1825


Hugh Bridport (English-born American artist, 1794-1869) Carolyn Mishner c 1825


Hugh Bridport (English-born American artist, 1794-1869) Jane Beekman Van Cortlandt 1822

1848 English Lady with lovely bonnet



Unknown British artist, Mary Penberthy, née Colliver, Wife of William Penberthy  c 1848