About the image
Amy Aldis Bradley. The Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

Amy Bradley was Owen Aldis’ sister and a practicing artist. As no one is certain of what Father Marquette looked like, Bradley used an employee of her husband’s company as the model, depicting Marquette as handsome and rugged. Little else is known about Bradley’s art career, though some of her sketchbooks survive at Harvard University.

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