Laura Era Paints Anna Ella Carroll

Anna Ella Carroll, Civil War heroine is placed in her rightful chair
"First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation by President Lincoln"
Maryland's Version painted by Laura Era after Francis B.Carpenter

Below you will see photos showing the step by step creation of this historic painting from sketch to framed completion. The last 2 photos are of F. B. Carpenter's original painting and an engraving by H. A. Ritchie after F. B. Carpenter's painting. These were used as reference material to complete L. Era's painting.