Portrait of a Woman: A Study of The Social Implications of Antebellum Portraiture in New Orleans

by Rebecca Villalpando


“Though little is known about the portrait of this young mixed-race woman, her alluring, unbroken gaze renders her as a subject of much intrigue and speculation. In many ways, the unnamed woman in Amans’ Creole in a Red Headdress embodies the tricky, conflicting, and sometimes paradoxical portrayals of women in the portraiture of antebellum Louisiana.”

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