April Tea Party Winners

Six Year Blog Anniversary WINNERS: Carla Gade - Pattern for Romance audiobooks go to Andrea Stephens and Megs Minutes and winner of Love's Compas is Terressa Thornton, PEGG THOMAS's signed copy of The Pony Express Romance Collection is Debra Smith, Janet Grunst's debut book goes to Kathleen Maher, Carrie Fancett Pagels' winner's choice goes to: Connie Saunders, Denise Weimer's print winner of, Angela Couch's winner's choice goes to Susan Johnson, Debra E. Marvin reader's choice of any of her novellas or a paperback of Saguaro Sunset novella -- Teri DiVincenzo and Lynne Feurstein, Jennifer Hudson Taylor's "For Love or Country" go to: Lucy Reynolds, Bree Herron and Mary Ellen Goodwin, Shannon McNear's winners are Becky Dempsey for Pioneer Christmas and Michelle Hayes for Most Eligible Bachelor, Roseanna White's winner for Love Finds You in Annapolis is Becky Smith.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Art of Colonial America

by Roseanna White

Today I thought I'd do something different (for me) and present a visual post. Below you'll find some paintings done in Colonial America...a few of figures you'll recognize, and a few that simply caught me eye. Like this one.

The above is Portrait of Deborah Hall, painted by William Williams in 1766.

This is a more familiar subject. Paul Revere was painted between 1768 and 1770 by John Singleton Copley. Of course, at this point is history, Revere was known mostly for his silver smithing...and not for any midnight rides.

Planter and his Wife, with a Servant is circa 1780, by Italian painter Agostino Brunias.

Portrait of a Woman by American painter John Feke, circa 1748.

Another by John Singlton Copley, this one done in England in 1778, when Copley had fled America to avoid the tension between his Whig and Tory patrons. This is Mrs. John Montresor.

And finally, I'll give you one of George Washington. There are so many to choose from, but I figured I'd go with one I used in my research of Love Finds You in Annapolis, Maryland. Painted by John Trumbull, this is his immortalization of Washington resigning his commission once the war was finally, officially over in 1783. In my story, Lark was one of those women up in the balcony. ;-) (In the painting, Martha Washington and other family members are pictured behind him. In reality, they were still in Virginia. Artistic license...)


  1. Have you ever read The Sherwood Ring by Elizabeth Marie Pope (a charming YA fantasy/historical)? It makes quite the big deal of John Singleton Copley and every other great historical figure of the revolution.

    Anyway, every time I hear about JS Copley, I now think about the fictional portraits he did more so than the real : )

    1. I don't think I've read that one...but that sounds like the way I'd think after reading it, LOL.


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