I know very little of this artist – I have this firefox plug-in that throws up sometimes seemingly random wikipedia entries at the side of my searches and this was one of those serendipitous discoveries. Wikipedia has this to say: “Grace Carpenter Hudson (1865 – 1937) was an American painter. She was nationally known during her lifetime for a numbered series of more than 684 portraits of the local Pomo Indians. She painted the first, “National Thorn”, after her marriage in 1891, and the last in 1935.” I was immediately struck by the beauty of this picture and wanted to share it. You should go away and research her, as I intend to.