Mourning 1848

Commission for the 1848 Clothier Exhibit in Seneca Falls, NY
The challenge for this painting was to put a human form inside the clothing that is too fragile to wear. I chose this dress to paint because I liked the black and white with the tiny touch of brilliant green in the brooch.
The original dress may be seen at the Waterloo Historical Society - "The Birthplace of Memorial Day"

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