Portrait of a Creole Woman
Artist C.R. Parker was a prolific portraitist for the wealthy Southern planter class. Known for imbuing his sitters with an impression of deep character, he painted portraits throughout the South in the 1830s and 1840s, traveled through New Orleans several times and created likenesses of New Orleans society ladies, including Mrs. John Andrews (Penelope Lynch Adams) and the lovely Creole lady pictured. His portrait exhibits his skill at the careful rendering of his female subjects’ jewelry.
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