Quintessential West End Lady on the Westhampton 16 on Her Way to the Miller & Rhoads Tearoom

Quintessential West End Lady on the Westhampton 16 on Her Way to the Miller & Rhoads Tearoom

BOB CLAY (American, 1936–2010)

Quintessential West End Lady on the Westhampton 16
on Her Way to the Miller & Rhoads Tearoom, 1980
graphite                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Collection of the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts
The Jack Blanton Collection
Gift of Jack Blanton
2010.41.5

Jack Blanton delighted in this parody of West End (area of Richmond) mores and bygone days when white-gloved ladies would ride the Westhampton 16 bus downtown to shop and have lunch at the Tearoom. The artist was an archivist at the Library of Virginia, versed in Virginia genealogy and known for the twinkle in his eye.

 

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