Also quick note, I’m linking videos for the dance scenes, in case my description is a little off. They’re not carbon copies of what I imagined, but it gives an idea of what they will look like. I’ll just mark it with an X
Portrait of Angelica Singleton Van Buren (1842). Henry Inman (American, 1801–1846). Oil on canvas. White House.
Our 8th president, Martin Van Buren, had been a widower for nearly 20 years and hence had no first lady, yet someone needed to fill the position. He called upon his daughter-in-law Angelica Singleton Van Buren (1818-1877). Beguiling and loved, she was a young, beautiful, gentle woman who was confident, poised and religious. Raised on a southern plantation as the daughter of wealthy South Carolinians, she had a genteel southern spirit and benefited from an excellent education.
Rotari was an Italian painter of the Baroque period. Born in Verona, he worked extensively around central Europe, where he was in considerable demand as a portrait artist, and died in St Petersburg, where he had traveled to paint for the Russian court.