From Ohio History Central
Self-portrait of artist Lily Martin Spencer created ca. 1842. The painting is part of the Ohio Historical Society fine art collection. She was born in England and raised in Marietta, Ohio. Spencer received art training in Marietta and Cincinnati, Ohio before moving to New York in 1844. Spencer was known for her domestic genre scenes. Her original art inspired mass-produced lithographs, which appealed to women's sensibilities regarding domestic life in the second half of the 19th century.
Ohio Historical Society H 24656, AL00716
Lily Martin Spencer
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