Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Portrait of the Week - The Peale Family

Dearest Friends,
In honor of Thanksgiving, this week's portrait is all about family.  I give you Charles Wilson Peale & his family painted in 1773 in the collection at the New York Historical Society.  There are some nice close-up images on the NYHS site.

 Lots of great detail here ladies and gentlemen, especially the contrast between the older and the younger women -- even the difference between how both grannies are dressed.  So hopefully you can take a few minutes to enjoy Mr Peale's family before you are off to enjoy your own.


Mrs. S

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