C18 makeups: Lady Maria Cosway

Lady Maria Cosway

Maria Cosway (1759–1838) was no mean exponent of the art of miniature-painting: but she is better remembered for her love affair with Thomas Jefferson in Paris between 1786 and 1787.

The movies

Sally Hemings: An American Scandal (2000): Kelly Rutherford played lady Maria Cosway. David Atherton was makeup department head, Gil Mosko was key makeup artist, and Linda De Andrea was hair designer.

Jefferson in Paris (1995): Greta Scacchi played Maria Cosway. Evelyne Byot was makeup department head; Tina Earnshaw was key makeup artist.