This is a painting of Abigail Dolbeare Hinman. On September 6, 1781 a combined force of 1700 British, Hessian, and Loyalist forces attacked the town of New London and Fort Griswold (which was across the river). According to legend Abigail Hinman participated in the defense by attempting to shoot Benedict Arnold as he ordered the town burnt.
The straight up “omg hehehehethere’s a willy” of art history strikes again.
The Sunflower by Gustav Klimt, 1907.
Geoffrey Moss Pool Series | Deep End (2008) Oil on canvas. (24 x 24 inches)
Moss is a wonderful painter and illustrator. He made the illustrations for my aunt’s book ‘Benjamin’s Ring’ (Link here) about Wagner’s ‘Ring Cycle’. Gorgeous and haunting, it’s a children’s book and the type that’ll fill adults and kids with that sense of enchantment and dread.
Jessie Arms Botke The Peacock (1931)Oil and gold leaf on canvas (34 x 40 inches)
Jessie Arms Botke (1883-1971), Peacocks and Delphiniums