Maria Cosway the Artist who Captured the Heart of Thomas Jefferson

  Maria Cosway was born Luisa Caterina Cecilia Hadfield was born on 11 June 1760 in Florence, Italy to Charles Hadfield, who was a native of Shrewsbury, England, and an Italian mother. Her father was a successful innkeeper at Livorno, where he had become very wealthy. The Hadfields operated three inns in Tuscany, all frequented … Continue reading Maria Cosway the Artist who Captured the Heart of Thomas Jefferson