Maria Cosway, a self-portrait. 1787. Born in Florence to a wealthy English innkeeper and his Italian wife. (Four siblings were murdered by their nursemaid.) Devout Catholic. Her brother George Hadfield designed Arlington House in Virginia, home of R.E. Lee (National Cemetery). Studied art w/Zoffany, A. Kauffman. Married miniature painter Richard Cosway; close friend of T. Jefferson.
Maria Cosway Self-Portrait (1787) I love this woman
Portrait in Black and Pearl
Portrait In Black And Pearl –
Renaissance by Caroline Knopf This series was shot for Conde Nast Brides 75th Anniversary Edition. It was produced in conjunction and inspired by the Metropolitan Museum's Exhibition of Love and Art During The Italian Renaissance. The series has been recognized by Graphis Photography Annual.
Sandro Botticelli Detail of Maria with the Child and Singing Angels, c. 1477, tempera on wood, Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, Germany.