Saturday, February 5, 2011

1784 Children in the Early Republic

The Gloucester Limner JB
In nearby Baltimore, Jill and Austin Fine collected folk art for decades. One of the most endearing pieces they collected was JB by an artist dubbed the Gloucester Limner. Two other examples of his work exist at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York.

The Gloucester Limner John Wharff
The Gloucester Limner Priscilla Wharff.

American Mothers & Their Children 1700-1750

1726 John Watson (1685-August 22, 1768). Thysje (Mrs James Henderson) with Margaret, Tessie and James II.

1729 John Smibert (1688-1751). Mrs Francis Brinley & son Francis.
1693 Mezzotint by John Smith (1652-1743) after Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723). Duchess of Ormonde and Earl of Ossory. (English mezzotint as the basis for the painting below.)

1730s Charles Bridges (1670-1747). Alice Grymes (Mrs. Mann Page II) and child. College of William & Mary.

1730s Charles Bridges (1670-1747). Mrs. Ludwell & Children.
1732 John Smibert (1688-1751). Mary Fitch (Mrs. Andrew Oliver) & son Andrew.

1741 Pieter Vanderlyn (1687-1778). Mrs. Myndert Myndertse Jannetje Persen & Sara Terra.

1750 Charles Bridges (1670-1747). Mrs Augustine Moore.