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bury my heart at Monticello by nami64 bury my heart at Monticello by nami64
september 6, 1782 | death of Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson

“For four months that she lingered, he was never out of calling; when not at her bedside, he was writing in a small room which opened immediately at the head of her bed.”
When she died, Thomas Jefferson’s grief was so violent, he withdrew to his room for three weeks and destroyed any reminders of her; no portrait still exists and just four documents of her writings survived -he carried one of them with him the rest of his life along with a lock of her hair-.
He did not mention Martha’s name to anyone again and never married again.

linearts: [link] (i prefer this version)
media: my hands, piece of paper, photoshop
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PersephoneVanessaMar Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  New member Professional Writer
This drawing this drawing is amazing, totally sentimental !! Transmits so much emotion !! I love it!!
Eyes-of-Inferno Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
:( aww that's just terrible, but a great piece of emotion you captured here
LionGoldStar Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
his love for her was so passionate!!
meggyville2009 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist
Reminds me a poem I wrote for literature class years ago.
One passage floats through my head when I gaze at this:
And he whom I love with all my heart and spirit,
pray place your head to me and count the beats until the end.
For every count is another admission of devotion,
every second cherished and shant come again in this lifetime.

Love your work on this couple, is amazing!
TarmaHartley Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Sweet but very, very sad. A very beautiful piece.

Haineko14 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why am I torturing myself with this? This is so sad!
VirginiaPK Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Tus personajes tienen vida!
WRATHofPEACE Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
This is so sad!
Who the hell are these people?!
nami64 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
they are Martha and Thomas Jefferson :)
bellberrystar Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
History is just life that happened some time ago.
This story is a beautiful piece of life.
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