Lady Congo Art Print
This is a wonderfully detailed portrait of a beautiful lady reclining in a sumptuous chair. The style of this portrait subverts the 19th century paintings of aristocratic and wealthy ladies painted by society artists such as John Singer Sargent and Whistler. Our print takes John Singer Sargent's famous painting of Lady Agnew and puts a Black woman in her place.
There are two versions available - the original and a version with an injection of humour with the words "Up to no good" framed behind her.
We think this portrait celebrates the important lost stories of aristocratic Black 19th century women, such Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta, Queen Victoria's goddaughter and her daughter Victoria Randle.
We have called her Lady Congo, taken from the poem 'Ego Tripping' by Nikki Giovanni. She will elevate your space with her beauty and regalness.
Listen to 'Ego Tripping' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJPOBu8qp6M
The artist is the American artist Caitlin Rain. Caitlin has requested we donate her share of the profits from each sale to 'The Black Curriculum' charity https://theblackcurriculum.com.
The print is size A3 297mm x 420mm and is printed on high quality paper with a canvas effect.
Why It's on The Cornrow?
We want to provide a thoughtfully curated edit of art which centres and celebrates the Black experience in a joyful way.