Skating at Rockefeller.
Lunch at Byrant Park and more skaters. It was a beautiful warm day and I could eat outside!
I visited the New York Public Library in Bryant Park to see an exhibit of Women Artists and Printmakers in the 16th Century.
This exhibit was interesting to me as a woman printmaker. Woman were not allowed to be artists or attend art school in the 16th C. They could in some cases do printmaking or sketching if they were rich or well connected. This is a 1587 Woodcut done by Marie de Medici. She was the daughter of Francesco de Medici, the Grand Duke of Tuscany. The work of a Princess and the first example of a print created by a patrician woman.
Below is”A Young Girl Playing with Chicks, etching 1767, was created by Maria Carolina, Archduchess of Austria and Queen of Naples (Austrian 1752-1814),
Charlotte Bonaparte was the daughter of Emperor Napoleon I’s elder brother Joseph, King of Naples and Sicily. She portrays her grandmother at the age of 84.
Print by Madame de Pompadour, A child Seated Blowing Bubbles, Engraving 1751