The soft colored Louis XVI style room, the elegant light pink evening gown and the classic pose add to the graceful result. Although the painting seems still and the pose conventional, the lady is actually moving while trying to fit one of her gloves, giving the impression that Lévy was there only to capture this moment.
Can you believe that it wasn’t until 1827 that the first enslaved Africans were emancipated in New York City?
Ever since, Emancipation Day has been celebrated in many former British colonies for the abolition of all forms of servitude.
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