Anna Ancher’s Vaccination and Scientific Motherhood

Guest post by Alice Price, Temple University, Tyler School of Art and Architecture Figure 1: Anna Ancher, A Vaccination, 1899, oil on canvas, 73 cm x 90 cm, Skagens Museum, Denmark, SKM 1944. Danish audiences celebrate the Danish painter Anna Brøndum Ancher...

Portraying May Alcott Nieriker

Guest post by Julia Dabbs, University of Minnesota, Morris “Concord people will be amazed by it.” So wrote artist and author May Alcott Nieriker (1840–1879), youngest sister of famed author Louisa May Alcott, in an 1877 letter to her family. She was...

Mary Linwood’s Balancing Act

Guest post by Heidi A. Strobel, University of North Texas Self-Portrait, c. 1785, by Mary Linwood (British, 1755–1845). Embroidery, 59 x 45.7 cm. Private Collection. Gallery Pioneer In 1809, embroiderer Mary Linwood (1755–1845) opened a gallery in...