Graphite drawing on Bristol board, 9″ × 12″.
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The reference for this was a very old and damaged photograph in a genealogy book, of one of my great-great grandmothers. Other than her birth and death dates (1831-1903) I know nothing about her. Over the hours that I worked on this, I couldn’t help but wonder what she was like, and what she may have been thinking at the time her portrait was being taken those many years ago.