Saturday, August 24, 2019

Portrait of 18C American Woman

1763 William Johnston 1732-1772 Mrs Samuel Gardiner (1724-1777) Met

The Met tells us that it was especially popular during the 1760s in America to depict ladies standing next to their gardens. Mrs. Samuel Gardiner (Abigail) Gardiner's (1724–1775) garden, with iris and hollyhocks, identifies her as a .woman of refinement and taste.