Saturday, February 07, 2009

Martha Washington, Hot Babe Update: Maybe Not So Much

In a recent post, I ogled Michael J. Deas's pictorial reconstruction of a young Martha Washington. At Boston 1775, however, J.L. Bell has posted an excellent entry pointing out that we already have a portrait of young Martha, painted in 1757, when she was about 26 years of age.

Mr. Bell has many learned points to make about matters such as differing standards of beauty in the 18th Century and now. I on the other hand have only one observation: Not so much.

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