A Colonial Review

Debra Keirce


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A Colonial Review is an original oil painting by  Debra Keirce.  The art measures 10″ x 7″ with the  frame measuring  11″ x  8″,  frame included.


This reenactor reminded me of Sargent's Madam X painting in his gesture. I didn't dare ask him to bare his shoulders though.

 We think we have a lot going on in today's global news. Consider what this man had to think about in 18th century North Carolina. In 1729 North Carolina officially became an English colony. In 1776, the colony would declare independence from Great Britain. On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state to ratify the United States Constitution.

 And in the 19th century there was still a lot going on in the news. From colonial times, through the Civil War, slavery was legal in North Carolina. North Carolina declared its secession from the Union on May 20, 1861, becoming the last of eleven states to join the Confederate States. The emancipation proclamation was ratified December 6, 1865, ending legal slavery in the United States.

 When we study history, there are moments worthy of intense contemplation no matter what era we consider.

Category: People, Realism

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