Oil on canvas, previously attributed to Johann Zoffany, 1779;
Dido Elizabeth Belle is depicted here with her cousin Elizabeth Murray. This painting scandalised many of it’s 18th century audience due to its portrayal of Belle, a woman of colour, in a non-subservient position. Considered to be one of the first paintings to do so, it was probably commissioned by Belle’s father Admiral Sir John Lindsay in the late 1770’s.
One of the works from the ‘Black Lodge’ series that i will be launching on the 1st August. Over the next few days i will be releasing some more of the images along with more information on the Black Lodge collectors book! ‘Rapture’, like the rest of the series is a one off print on heavy cotton rag stock, mounted on board, varnished and framed and comes with a COA. Sold. Many thanks to Aviva Artzy for modelling.
—So Into You
Happy Valentine’s Day. Here’s a song:
So Into You - Fabolous feat. Tamia
Peter, Paul and Mary - Lemon Tree
—You Always Hurt the One You Love
You Always Hurt the One You Love | The Mills Brothers