BY Clem Richardson
Artist Andrea Arroyo unveils ‘Women Unbound’ in the historic Washington Heights mansion, used as a headquarters by Washington during the Revolutionary War.
“Napoleon” is, of course Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France who, by that date, had been exiled to Elba. Madame Eliza Bowen Jumel, a Boston-born, rumored lady of the evening who nevertheless rose to be, among many things, a prominent Manhattan businesswoman and mistress of the palatial mansion that still overlooks the Harlem River between 160th and 162nd Sts. in Washington Heights.
Arroyo is a Mexican-born artist and Washington Heights resident whose work appears in the Smithsonian Institute, the Library of Congress and in public and private collections around the world.