Sunday, September 22, 2013

1700s American Women with books

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


During the 18th-century, more and more women learned to read.  I am not sure that all of these women could actually read, but I suspect that they could.


1731 John Smibert (American colonial era artist, 1688-1751) Margaret Mitchell 1664-1736 Mrs Stephen Sewall


1737 Gansevoort Limner Possibly Pieter Vanderlyn (Colonial era American artist, 1687-1778) Young Lady With a Fan


1747 John Greenwood (Amerian colonial era artist, 1727-1792) The Greenwood-Lee Family


1748 Robert Feke (American colonial era artist, 1707-1751) Grizzell Eastwick (Mrs. Charles Apthorp)


1750 Joseph Badger (American colonial era artist, 1708-1765) Faith Savage Waldo


1750 Joseph Badger (American colonial era artist, 1708-1765) Mrs. William Foye Elizabeth Campbell


1752 John Wollaston (American colonial era artist, 1733-1767) Mrs Philip Livingston


1753 Joseph Blackburn (fl in the colonies 1754-1763 Mary Lea (Mrs. John Harvey)


1757 John Singleton Copley (American colonial era artist, 1738-1815) Elizabeth Allen (Mrs William Stevens)


1758 John Singleton Copley (American colonial era artist, 1738-1815) Mary Alleyne Mrs James Otis


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


1764 John Singleton Copley (American colonial era artist, 1738-1815) Mrs. Samuel Hill, nee Miriam Kilby


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


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


1765-67 John Wollaston (American colonial era artist, 1733-1767) Rebecca Bee Holmes Mrs Isaac Holmes


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


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


1770 Cosmo Alexander (American colonial era artist, 1724-1772) Martha Lathrop (Mrs. Ebenezer Devotion)


1770 John Singleton Copley (American colonial era artist, 1738-1815) Mrs James Russell (Katherine Graves)


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


1770-75 Henry Benbridge (American colonial era artist, 1743-1812) Mrs Mary Cuthbert 1716-1794 Mary Hazzard wife of Dr James Cuthbert


1772 Cosmo Alexander (American colonial era artist, 1724-1772) Mary Jemima Balfour (Mrs James Balfour)


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


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


1777-80 Charles Willson Peale (American artist, 1741-1827) Mrs Samuel Mifflin & granddau Rebecca Mifflin Francis


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


1783 Charles Willson Peale (American artist, 1741-1827) The Artist's Mother, Mrs. Charles Peale, and Her Grandchildren


1784 Ralph Earl (American artist, 1751-1801) Anne Whiteside Earl the artist's 2nd wife


1785-90 Beardsley Limner possibly Sarah Bushnell Perkins (American artist, 1771-1831) Mrs Hezekiah Beardsley


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


1788 Charles Willson Peale (American artist, 1741-1827) Mrs Robert Gilmore with Jane and Elizabeth


1789 Christian Gullager (American artist, 1759-1826) Elizabeth Sewall Mrs Samuel Salisbury


1789 Christian Gullager (American artist, 1759-1826) Martha Saunders (Mrs Nicholas Salisbury)


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


1790 Denison Limner probably Joseph Steward (American artist, 1753-1822) Elizabeth Denison


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


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


1791 Charles Willson Peale (American artist, 1741-1827) Mrs Francis Baily


1791 John Mackay or M'Kay (American artist, 1767-1807) Hannah Ackley Bush


1791 Ralph Earl (American artist, 1751-1801) Mrs John Watson


1792 Ralph Earl (American artist, 1751-1801) Mrs Joseph Wright


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


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


1795 Joseph Steward (American artist, 1753-1822) Pamela Sedgwick 1753-1807


1796 Jonathan Budington 1766-1854 George Eliot and Family


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


1797 Christian Gullager (American artist, 1759-1826) Dorothy Lynde (Mrs Elijah Dix)


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


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


1799 Charles Peale Polk (American artist, 1767-1822) Margaret Baker Briscoe (Mrs. Gerard Briscoe)


1799 Charles Peale Polk (American artist, 1767-1822) Eleanor Conway Hite & James Madison Hite


1799 Joshua Johnson (American artist, 1763-1826) Mrs John Moale (Ellen North) & Ellin


1800 Charles Peale Polk (American artist, 1767-1822) Martha Selden Jones (Mrs. Churchill Jones) of Chatham, near Fredericksburg
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