Madeleine has a German bisque head with blonde hair and blue eyes. Her dress is of the same plain dark brown wool as Simons suit, but she has some pretense to fashion in her adaptation of the popular new pointed front bodice. Her accessories include a white linen cap, collar, and cuffs. She also wears black cotton stockings and leather shoes with buckles. The working dress of 18th and very early 19th century women consisted of a cotton or linen bedgown, a petticoat, and an apron. The bedgown was usually a loose wrapping piece worn over a wool or linen petticoat and secured around the waist by the...
Created by: Gray, Ruth Lewelling
Born in Carrara, Italy, Lazzerini studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti and in 1852 won 2nd prize for a relief Achille che trascinia il corpo di Patrocio. In 1853, he moved to Rome and began working in his brother-in-law's studio, primarily on public monuments and portrait busts. From 1889-1893, he was the Director of the Academy in Carrara. This portrait bust commemorates James Ewell Brown Stuart (1833-1864), probably the most famous cavalryman of the Civil War. A graduate of West Point, Stuart began his cavalry career fighting the Plains Indians. While leading his cavalry brigade in the Army of Northern Virginia,...
Created by: Lazzerini, Giuseppe