Okay, step 2 from Lisa Alzo's Fearless Females - a photo of a female ancestor. Only it isn't a photo, and Maria is in a collateral line. But I still love it.
|Maria Harris ni Leonard|
There is another painting of Maria by Albert (there are probably others as well, but I have only seen images of two), painted around the time of their marriage. It is good, but this one has something very special about it, a warmth and familiarity. Paint is more expressive and more truthful than photography. I feel very priviledged to have this image and to have Maria in my family tree.