Wednesday, March 13, 2013
How Cool Is This!
The most intriguing to me by far was the portrait on the left. According to the AFA news site where it appears, the portrait was painted around 1830 by one I. Gillbert, a little known folk artist who worked in New York state. The subject was a thirty-six-year-old woman named Catherine Nichols. She lived in Paris, New York and was married to Roy Nichols.
Now Roy's wife doesn't look much like me, but that doesn't matter. I still feel a connection with her--and wouldn't you know--she's holding a book!