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Divided Affections The Extraordinary Life Of Maria Cosway: Celebrity Artist And Thomas Jefferson's Impossible Love

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Maria Hadfield Cosway was a beautiful and talented English artist, who accompanied her husband, the miniature portrait painter, Richard Cosway, to Paris, in 1786, where she was introduced to Thomas Jefferson, then American Envoy to the Court of Versailles. The future President of the United States fell in love with the young Mrs. Cosway the day they met. Their impossible ...more
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Catherine
Jul 18, 2011 Catherine rated it it was ok
A history buff friend of mine gave me this one, saying it was a very romantic love affair between Maria Cosway and Thomas Jefferson. I did like the story, and could relate with Maria somewhat because she was always a bit of an outsider in her own country since she had lived in Italy when younger. Interesting history, art, etc. I was hoping for a more passionate affair between her and Thomas Jefferson, but it was very tame!
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Mar 04, 2009 Lesley rated it it was amazing
Nicely written, obviously well-researched, lovely use of reproductions throughout.
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