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FROM THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY DARLEY EXHIBIT
APRIL 17th -- JUNE 26th

"Wait 'till you see the original!"


Claude Re'gnier after Felix Octavius Carr Darley (American, 1821-1888), Elisabeth Grace and Rachel Martin, 1853, tinted lithograph Published by Goupil & Co., New York.

On view in the exhibition Inventing the American Past., The Art of FO.C. Darley, April 17-June 26, 1999, The New York Public Library Humanities and Social Sciences Library,
Fifth Avenue and 42nd St.

One of F.O.C. Darley's most dramatic compositions, Elisabeth Grace and Rachel Martin depicts two young women who disguised themselves as men in order to intercept British dispatches.
The unusual subjects were based on accounts in Elizabeth Fries Ellet's

Women of the American Revolution.


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