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Solutions to Portrait Puzzles – Tortoise Shell Combs

Sometimes, if I wait long enough, solutions to portrait puzzles reveal themselves even when I’ve forgotten about them. It’s been about ten years since I first saw the portrait of Dinah Ayers Trigg (Mrs. Shubael Allen). I wondered then about the strange little … Continue reading

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Stories Behind the Portraits: Matilda Donohoe Aull

During a trip to Missouri in 2011, the owners of the George Caleb Bingham portrait Matilda Donohoe (Mrs. Robert Aull), that I had located her several years before, invited me to their home. I first saw the painting  in a black and … Continue reading

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