Your clues this week are:
- The artist was American, and became fiercely anti-Federalist, anti-British, anti-Catholic, and anti-immigration as an adult.
- The artist trained primarily in London, both under the tutelage of Benjamin West and Washington Allston, and at the Royal Academy.
- This is not the artist's most famous painting. In fact, even the most famous painting s/he created does not account for the artist's fame today. (Try being - .... . .. -. ...- . -. - --- .-. --- ..-. -- --- .-. ... . -.-. --- -.. . instead.)
- The sitter here was newly married, and would be dead within a decade after five full-term pregnancies. Both she and her husband came from well-connected and prosperous old South Carolinian families, but not so old that their ancestors hadn't immigrated to the Colonies from elsewhere. The sitter's husband was descended from people who fled France prior to the Edict of Nantes in 1598, and settled in the present-day Charleston area. Can you tell me the name by which those refugees are collectively known?
Last Week's Answer:
Readers either knew the answer to last week's clues immediately or never. The artist was Vincent van Gogh, who attempted to make oil on canvas look exactly like a Japanese woodblock print. (It was a valiant effort, too ... if you examine this painting closely, he clamped down hard on his natural tendency towards impasto.) Of the slew of correct answers, Katzcando was first in with a text message. A big round of e-applause to you, Katzcando, and thanks to everyone else who played!