By Mary Ellen Snodgrass
In American Colonial ladies and Their artwork: A Chronological Encyclopedia, Mary Ellen Snodgrass follows the heritage of artistic expression from the early 1600s to the overdue 1700s. Drawing upon fundamental sources—such as letters, diaries, trip notes, and journals—this timeline contains a wide selection of inventive accomplishment, such as:
- Stitchery, quilting, and rug hooking
- Painting, sculpture, and sketches
- Essays, poems, and different writings
- Dance, appearing, and oratory
- Musical composition and performance
Individual abilities highlighted during this quantity contain miniature pictures by means of Mary Roberts, pastel likenesses via Henrietta Dering Johnston, stagecraft by means of Elizabeth Sampson Sullivan Ashbridge, basketry through Namumpum Weetamoo, dance by means of Mary Stagg, metalwork through blacksmith Elizabeth Hager Pratt, calligraphy through Anna “Anastasia” Thomas Wüster, urban making plans via Deborah Dunch Moody, poems and essays through Phillis Wheatley, and upholstery layout via Anne Pogue McGinty.
Featuring appendices that checklist members through ability and through state—as good as a word list that clarifies the parameters of genres—this quantity is key to the learn of Colonial women’s paintings. Resurrecting the efforts of girls to checklist, decorate, and illustrate the spirit in their instances, American Colonial ladies and Their artwork is a helpful source that may be of curiosity to scholars and students of gender and women’s reports, paintings background, and American history.
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American Colonial Women and Their Art: A Chronological Encyclopedia by Mary Ellen Snodgrass