Sunday, February 5, 2017

It's Cold Outside! 18C American Women & Children Staying Indoors to Read

1730 John Smibert (American colonial era artist, 1688-1751) Sarah Middlecroft (Mrs Louis Boucher) holding a book

1747 John Greenwood (Amerian colonial era artist, 1727-1792) The Greenwood-Lee Family with a Book on the Table


1750 Joseph Badger (American colonial era artist, 1708-1765) Faith Savage Waldo with a Book in her Lap


1752 John Wollaston (American colonial era artist, 1733-1767) Mrs Philip Livingston with a Book on her Skirt


1753 Joseph Blackburn (fl in the colonies 1754-1763 Mary Lea (Mrs. John Harvey) with a tooled leather book


1757 John Singleton Copley (American colonial era artist, 1738-1815) Elizabeth Allen (Mrs William Stevens) Reading at Sunset in an over-the-top dress.


1758 John Singleton Copley (American colonial era artist, 1738-1815) Mary Alleyne Mrs James Otis with a book in her hand


1758 Joseph Blackburn (American colonial era artist, fl 1753-1763) Mrs. Jonathan Simpson (Margaret Lechmere) posed with a book


1764 John Singleton Copley (American colonial era artist, 1738-1815) Mrs. Samuel Hill, nee Miriam Kilby with books on the table beside her


1764 John Singleton Copley (American colonial era artist, 1738-1815) Mrs Anna Dummer Powell holding a book


1765 Jeremiah Theus (American colonial era artist, 1716-1774) Mary Cuthbert Mrs James Cuthbert holding a book


1765-67 John Wollaston (American colonial era artist, 1733-1767) Rebecca Bee Holmes Mrs Isaac Holmes with her elbow resting on a book at Mead Art Museum at Amherst College. Not sure about this dress for an evening reading.


1766 John Singleton Copley (American colonial era artist, 1738-1815) Mrs. Nathaniel Ellery Ann Sargent turning the page


1770 Cosmo Alexander (American colonial era artist, 1724-1772) Margaret Stiles Manning with an open book


1770 Cosmo Alexander (American colonial era artist, 1724-1772) Martha Lathrop (Mrs. Ebenezer Devotion) with a book & a fan


1770 John Singleton Copley (American colonial era artist, 1738-1815) Mrs James Russell (Katherine Graves) with her arms covered & holding a book


1770 John Singleton Copley (American colonial era artist, 1738-1815) Relief Dowse (Mrs Michael Gill) gripping a book

Matthew Pratt, Mary Jemima Balfour, Hampton,Virginia, 1773 holding a book


1773 Henry Benbridge (American colonial era artist, 1743-1812) Mrs Charles Coteworth Pinckney (Sarah Middleton) holding a book


1775 Charles Willson Peale (American artist, 1741-1827) Mrs James Smith with her grandson


1776 Charles Willson Peale (American artist, 1741-1827) Mrs James Latimer marking her place in a book


1777-80 Charles Willson Peale (American artist, 1741-1827) Mrs Samuel Mifflin reading with granddaughter Rebecca Mifflin Francis


1779 Ralph Earl (American artist, 1751-1801) Mary Ann Carpenter Mrs Thompson Foster holding a book


1784 Ralph Earl (American artist, 1751-1801) Anne Whiteside Earl the artist's wife looking at a map


Charles Willson Peale (American artist, 1741-1827) Mrs Elias Boudinot IV 1784 holding a journal


1785-90 Beardsley Limner possibly Sarah Bushnell Perkins (American artist, 1771-1831) Mrs Hezekiah Beardsley reading to her dog?


1787 Charles Willson Peale (American artist, 1741-1827) Mary Chew (Mrs Thomas Elliott Chrysler) reading with glasses


1789 Christian Gullager (American artist, 1759-1826) Elizabeth Sewall Mrs Samuel Salisbury marking her place in a book


1789 Christian Gullager (American artist, 1759-1826) Martha Saunders (Mrs Nicholas Salisbury) with glasses & a book


1789 Christian Gullager (American artist, 1759-1826) Rebecca Salisbury Waldo (Mrs Daniel Waldo) with a journal


1790 Denison Limner probably Joseph Steward (American artist, 1753-1822) Elizabeth Denison holding a small book


1790 Denison Limner probably Joseph Steward (American artist, 1753-1822) Mrs Elizabeth Noyes with a journal


1790s John Brewster (American artist, 1766-1854) Dr and Mrs Brewster reading & writing


1791 Charles Willson Peale (American artist, 1741-1827) Mrs Francis Baily holding a large book


1791 John Mackay or M'Kay (American artist, 1767-1807) Hannah Ackley Bush holding her place in a book. Not convinced about reading in this hat.


1791 Ralph Earl (American artist, 1751-1801) Mrs John Watson thumbing through a large book


1792 Ralph Earl (American artist, 1751-1801) Mrs Joseph Wright with glasses & a book


1794 James Earl (American artist, 1761-1796) Mrs. John Rogers (Elizabeth Rodman) holding a book


1794-96 James Earl (American artist, 1761-1796) Rebecca Pritchard and her daughter Eliza readong & sewing


1795 Joseph Steward (American artist, 1753-1822) Pamela Sedgwick 1753-1807 with her daughter who holds a small book


1796 Jonathan Budington 1766-1854 George Eliot and Family with a book & a journal


1796 Ralph Earl (American artist, 1751-1801) Mrs Sherman Boardman (Sarah Bostwick) holding a book

1797 Gilbert Stuart (American painter, 1755-1828) Ann Willing Bingham with books


1797 Gilbert Stuart (American painter, 1755-1828) Mary Willing Clymer holding a book


1799 Charles Peale Polk (American artist, 1767-1822) Margaret Baker Briscoe (Mrs. Gerard Briscoe) with glasses & a book


1799 Charles Peale Polk (American artist, 1767-1822) Eleanor Conway Hite & James Madison Hite who is looking at a book


1801 Jacob Frymire (American artist, c 1770-1822) Amelia Heiskell Lauck (1760-1842) of Winchester, KY keeping her place in a book
1800 Charles Peale Polk (American artist, 1767-1822) Martha Selden Jones (Mrs. Churchill Jones) of Chatham, near Fredericksburg holding a book