By Sherrie S. McLeroy
Her identify was once Rebecca Aston Brown, however the global knew her as leave out Bettie. Artist, international visitor, and for the days such a lot stunning of all, a spinster to the tip of her days, Bettie's existence has been the topic of conjecture and rumor.
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But the late nineteenth century saw a flowering of women artists in this country. . . "13 Among the latter, Bettie would come to include herself. Probably the earliest surviving example of her work is a naive but exuberant field of sunflowers executed on wood, which still hangs in Ashton Villa. Soon after she embarked on a series of large scale oils painted on corduroy, possibly used because it was a cheaper or more available alternative to the Page 30 then fashionable velvet canvas or because it created the effect of a tapestry.
Courtesy Ashton Villa) Page 26 fireplace surround. To the east end they attached a conservatory, the height of Victorian fashion. On the other side was a bay, something like an open closet, that was built into the room rather than out beyond the exterior walls; its back wall consisted of floor-to-ceiling windows. " 10 On the south side of the family room, the old exterior stairs once used by the servants for access to the house were replaced with new ones that led to the bedrooms on the second floor and afforded the children a way down without trampling through the "public" rooms.
Described as "primitive" and "absurd," 14 the five paintings from this period which remain in the mansion today depict young women dressed in idealized late eighteenth century peasant costumes. Two carry flowers, one is improbably placed in a cemetery holding a basket of cherries, and a fourth sits in a swing. Their expressions and poses are static, their smiles fixed; the women themselves are the primary or only subject. In the fifth work, a woman in an Empire-style dress stands in a lush garden beside a fountain.