Sep 29, 2008
She was no snap of the fingers. Resculpting and repainting of the face took days -- then, crazy me decided to do a sacque (or watteau gown) for Lady Washington. But she's finally finished and ready to make her debut with His Excellency on Blogspot!
You be the judge, but I think she came out quite well. George, btw, has grown taller since he was last photographed. I noticed that his legs looked squatty before. Can you believe he was 6'3" and Martha was only 5' tall? They never had children of their own, but George raised Martha's two surviving children from her marriage to Daniel Custis as his own (and adored his grandchildren). Martha's daughter died of Epilepsy in early adulthood. Some historians believe George was rendered sterile by a severe fever early in life. Others speculate that Martha could not reproduce after the difficult birth of her last child with Custis.
Let me know what you think of His Excellency and Lady Washington -- they're going to the Christmas show in Williamsburg with me.
Posted by Nina Mason at 7:30 PM