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By Mary Ellen Snodgrass

ISBN-10: 1442270969

ISBN-13: 9781442270961

Less celebrated than their male opposite numbers, girls were important individuals to the humanities. Works by way of ladies of the colonial period characterize precious accomplishments of yank tradition and nonetheless galvanize us this day, centuries after their production. The breadth of inventive expression is as awesome because the ladies themselves.

In American Colonial ladies and Their artwork: A Chronological Encyclopedia, Mary Ellen Snodgrass follows the background of artistic expression from the early 1600s to the overdue 1700s. Drawing upon fundamental sources—such as letters, diaries, go back and forth notes, and journals—this timeline incorporates a wide selection of creative 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 photographs via Mary Roberts, pastel likenesses by way of Henrietta Dering Johnston, stagecraft by means of Elizabeth Sampson Sullivan Ashbridge, basketry by way of Namumpum Weetamoo, dance by way of Mary Stagg, metalwork via blacksmith Elizabeth Hager Pratt, calligraphy via Anna “Anastasia” Thomas Wüster, urban making plans by means of Deborah Dunch Moody, poems and essays by means of Phillis Wheatley, and upholstery layout by way of Anne Pogue McGinty.

Featuring appendices that record members via ability and by way of state—as good as a thesaurus that clarifies the parameters of genres—this quantity is vital to the examine of Colonial women’s paintings. Resurrecting the efforts of ladies to list, decorate, and illustrate the spirit in their occasions, American Colonial ladies and Their paintings is a helpful source that would be of curiosity to scholars and students of gender and women’s stories, paintings background, and American history.

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