Mary Ann Willson’s “Lady Pointing To A Flight Of Birds” ca. 1800-25

View the image here.

Describe your gut reactions:

“I see the birds as a problem in life. The farther they go the smaller they seem. They aren’t as big as they truly appear at the time.

Imagine possible meanings or thoughts:

“I believe she painted this at some point after her and [Miss Brundage] ran off together because she is just enjoying life and all of it’s beauty.