What's Her Story: Miss Mary Edwards

October 5, 2020

The year 2020 marks the one-hundredth anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted millions of women in the U.S. the right to vote. The Frick is celebrating with a series of videos honoring the stories of women who made, appeared in, collected, and took care of art in this collection.

Curator Aimee Ng is continuing the series with a look at a portrait of Miss Mary Edwards, a woman who took her life and legacy into her own hands. #WhatsHerStory

Image credit: William Hogarth, 'The Edwards Hamilton Family on a Terrace,' 1734. Oil on canvas, 68.5 x 86 cm. Private Collection. Digital image courtesy of Sotheby’s / Photo: Patrick Goetelen





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