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The Signs as (Generic) Accents!

Aries: German

Taurus: Swedish

Gemini: Spanish

Cancer: Italian

Leo: Australian

Virgo: British (Generic)

Libra: French

Scorpio: Indian (India)

Sagittarius: Irish

Capricorn: American (Northern)

Aquarius: Brazilian

Pisces:American (Southern Belle)

The Sisters (1884). Abbott H. Thayer (American, 1849-1921). Oil on canvas. Brooklyn Museum.

Dressed in black and set against a muted green background, the Stillman sisters are seen in a doorway. Bessie stands in front. Clara stands behind, and wraps her left hand around Bessie’s waist while resting her right hand on the entryway’s frame. The sisters are noble in comportment and remote in expression. The unusual positioning of their figures implies a complex and intimate relationship.