Arise, go to School, hair dresser. Greek grammar, and Minora, return, evening lesson
1. That is, a drawing lesson. Presumably CFA’s teacher was Pietro Cardelli (d. 1822), who had executed a bust of JQA in 1818 and did decorative carving on the Capitol.
See JQA, Diary, 1818–1819, and his correspondence with Cardelli in Adams Papers; Groce and Wallace, Dict. Amer. Artists. There is some question, however, whether there was not a second artist named Cardelli
at work in Washington at this time.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2018.