Frances has a German bisque head with blond hair and brown eyes. She is wearing a black velvet suit trimmed with Persian lamb collar and cuffs and a black felt tricorne hat that is similarly fur-trimmed. Her boots are of beige kid. With the outbreak of World War I in 1914, women forever abandoned the hobble and peg-top skirts that hampered movement, choosing a design that was shorter and fuller, flaring at the hem. This simplified attire gave women freedom of movement as they filled places in industry while men were at war. Many women, in fact, began to wear...
Created by: Gray, Ruth Lewelling
Francoise has a German bisque head and blue eyes. As befits a member of the upper class, she wears a powdered wig of yaks hair, with one curl falling over one shoulder. As the century progressed, wigs and hairstyles became more and more elaborate, though few Louisiana ladies could compete with the eccentricities of coiffure popular in the court of Marie Antoinette. Francoise wears a black cloth mantle; mantles and capes were the prevalent forms of outerwear for the 18th century. Slits in the mantle allow the hands to extend, so that we can see her lingerie (most likely from her chemise) sleeves, as Mrs. Gray states, "for...
Created by: Gray, Ruth Lewelling
Automatic. Standard finish & grips. Special military variation with 9-3/4" barrel, 15-shot mag. And fire control swith. 25-3/4 oz. Removable front sight.
Manufactured by: Royal Hungarian Arsenal
Though the origins of this painting are unknown, it depicts a well-known character in American history - the rough, weathered frontiersman who forged new paths and settled the wilderness. The first English-speaking settler known to take the torturous path to northwest Louisiana was Isaac Alden, who left New Orleans in 1811 and set up a small farm 8 miles northeast of present-day Minden. By 1818, roughly 10,000 people had moved into the entire northern region of Louisiana, which remained a difficult place to reach. Amos J. Parker wrote about the route to Lake Bistineau in 1834: The heavens were clear;...
Richard Earl Thompson inherited his Impressionist tendencies in a direct line from great American Impressionist William Merrit Chase. A child prodigy, Thompson was only 15 when he entered the Chicago Academy of Fine Art and became the protg of Frederic Grant who had studied under Chase. Thompson thought of himself as an extension to the American Impressionists, using their techniques to create landscapes based on the Wisconsin area in which he made his home. Like his predecessors, he is concerned with the depiction of nature in terms of color and light, capturing a beautiful moment in time.
Created by: Thompson, Richard Earl
In 1991, renowned wildlife artist Nancy Howe became the first female honored by the U.S. Department of the Interior's Federal Duck Stamp Program for her painting of a pair of king eider ducks exploring the sub-arctic tundra. Originally from New Jersey, Howe attended the prestigious Middlebury College, but rejected its art departments embrace of the post-modernist orthodoxy of abstract expressionism in favor of wildlife painting in a neo-realist mode. Her success in this field has led to a number of awards, including the American National Award of Excellence in the 12th annual exhibition of the Oil Painters of America in...
Created by: Howe, Nancy