The Early Modern Commons

18th-century American Women

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18C Portrait of an American Woman

11 January 2017

Mrs Sylvanus Bourne 1766 John Singleton Copley (American, Boston, Massachusetts 1738–1815 London)  The Metropolitan Museum of Art tells us that Mercy Gorham (1695–1782)...

18C Portrait of an American Woman

9 January 2017

Mrs. John Winthrop 1773 John Singleton Copley (American, Boston, Massachusetts 1738–1815 London) The Metropolitan Museum of Art tells us that Hannah Fayerweather (1727–1790)...

18C Portrait of an American Woman

7 January 2017

Mrs. Jonathan Pinkney, Jr. (Elizabeth Munroe) 1798 by James Peale (American, Chestertown, Maryland 1749–1831 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) The Metropolitan Museum of Art tells us...

18C Portrait of an American Woman

5 January 2017

Mrs. Francis Brinley (1698–1761) and Her Son Francis (1729–1816).  1729 by John Smibert (American, Edinburgh, Scotland 1688–1751 Boston, Massachusetts)...