Tag Archives: Mary Jane Merritt MacFarlan

Nineteenth-Century Women Lean In

In honor of Women’s History Month, BPMM Education Committee Chair and board member Joseph P. Cordasco discusses the different lives of two women—both born in the nineteenth century—whose portraits hang at Bartow-Pell. When I tour historic places, I often wonder … Continue reading

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Mourning Marietta: A Family Story in Portraiture

Mary Jane and Daniel T. MacFarlan sat for this large double portrait about three years after the death of their young daughter Marietta. What is the story behind this handsome couple? And what can the portrait tell us about mourning … Continue reading

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