Professor Joy Pepe
Original Publication Date
October 4, 2018
As I walked through the Yale Art Gallery in New Haven, I was struck by this painting by Charles Willson Peale. Among all the portraits in the grand room of American paintings, this one in particular has so much going on; from the background and setting to just the few small things in Deborah McClenachan’s hands there was clearly a lot that the artist wanted to portray about this eighteen-year old girl.
Schroll, Tessa, "Mrs. Walter Stewart by Charles Willson Peale" (2019). Writing Across the Curriculum. 33.
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