WOMEN IN HIDING:James Barry a woman disguised as man to study medicine, admitted to Edinburgh University in 1809.After graduation,was assigned to various British colonies & noted for "his care & struggle to improve the life of patients".Died in 1865 after 46 years working as an army medical officer. It was then,her real identity MARGARET ANN BULKLEY was discovered. Among her many achievements was the first British surgeon to perform a successful C-section, a rare feat for that time. Biddy Craft
Gilbert Stuart - "Portrait of a Woman with a Feather in Her Hat" Telegraph scoop: Earliest portrait of a transvestite found! An art dealer claims that the 18th century portrait, formerly thought to depict a woman, is the earliest known formal painting of a man in drag in Western art history.