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CONFEDERATE WOMEN’S MONUMENT Acrylic on birch wood panels, 2018 Foreground: Joshua Johnson’s painting ‘Edward and Sarah Rutter’ (1805), painted as Cockeysville, Maryland marble (popular for use as stone steps in older row houses in Baltimore, as well as the Washington Monument in D.C.) Background: Removal of the Confederate Women’s Monument / Baltimore Album Quilt from 1851 / ‘A Female Rebel in Baltimore, An Everyday Scene’ from Harper’s Weekly 1861 / Brown Veil Club (a.k.a. The Monument Street Girls, who sewed uniforms for Baltimore Confederate soldiers) / John Hesselius’ painting ‘Charles Calvert and his slave’ (1761, the Baltimore Museum of Art)