6x6 Oil on Paper
Phineas Taylor Barnum 1810-1891
This is a painting for Carol Morgan's moleskin. Her theme is "Sides." Mr. Barnum was known for his sideshows which began when he was only 25 years old. He paid Joice Heath $1,000.00 to be put on exhibit. She claimed to be 161 years old and a nurse for George Washington. From this exhibit he made about $1,500.00 per week! And thus began the sideshow and soon his Barnum & Bailey Circus.
This was really fun to paint and also to learn more about P.T. Barnum. He was certainly an interesting person.