Maurice Bucquet, Boulevard, 1900
By the Window (Julia Hall McCune) from the Cleveland Museum of Art
This photograph is entitled Elizabeth Shippen Green in her studio at the Red Rose Inn, circa 1903, and is in the papers of Violet Oakley in the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution. Elizabeth was born into an old Philadelphia (PA) family and encouraged to pursue her interest in art by her father, who had been an illustrator-correspondent in the U.S. Civil War. She studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art from 1889 to 1893 under notables teachers such asThomas EakinsandThomas Anshutz. While studying with Howard Pyle at Drexel Institute in 1894, she metJessie Willcox SmithandViolet Oakley. They became good friends and shared a house they called the Red Rose Inn at Villanova (PA) in 1901.[More]
Vanitas / Still Life with Skull, Open Book with Glasses, and Hourglass / The Sands of Time. Thomas Richard Williams, 1850-1852.
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Cora Brown Potter by Kuebler, 1880s
These stereopticon scenes of life in hell were made in plaster or modelling clay and measure about 15cm in height. “This is the work of my whole life. It is thus that I dreamed of Hell. If my vision were so, the malicious should feel easy; eternity will be quite soft for them,” attested the genre’s innovator. Its success was considerable. Reprints followed one after another over the two decades 1860 and 1880.