Sunday, January 29, 2017

American Mothers & Children by Charles Willson Peale 1741-1827

1790 Charles Willson Peale (American artist, 1741-1827) Sarah Cantwell Jones (Mrs. Robert Milligan) and Child.

Unlike the mothers with children painted by his conemporary artist Ralph Earl in contemporary dress, most of Charles Willson Peale's mothers depicted with their children are in loose, classical, timeless costumes.

Charles Willson Peale (American artist, 1741-1827) Mrs Thomas McKean (Sarah Armitage) and Her Daughter, Maria Louisa

1772 Charles Willson Peale (American artist, 1741-1827) Ann Baldwin (Mrs. Samuel Chase) and Her Daughters Anne and Matilda.


1772 Charles Willson Peale (American artist, 1741-1827) Rachel Weeping - Mrs. Charles Willson Peale.


1773 Charles Willson Peale (American artist, 1741-1827) Mary Norris (Mrs. John Dickinson and daughter Sally.


1777-80 Charles Willson Peale (American artist, 1741-1827) Mrs. Samuel Mifflin & Granddaughter Rebecca Mifflin Francis


1785 Charles Willson Peale (American artist, 1741-1827) Ann Marsh (Mrs David Forman) and Child


1785 Charles Willson Peale (American artist, 1741-1827) Mrs. James Crawford and Son


1787 Charles Willson Peale (American artist, 1741-1827) Susan Armitage (Mrs. Thomas McKean) and Daughter Sophia Dorothea


1788 Charles Willson Peale (American artist, 1741-1827) Peggy Sanderson (Mrs. Christopher Hughes) and Daughter


1789 Charles Willson Peale (American artist, 1741-1827) Mary Carr Grundy


1789 Charles Willson Peale (American artist, 1741-1827) Mary Gibson (Mrs. Richard Tilghman) & sons


1789 Charles Willson Peale (American artist, 1741-1827) Sarah Buckland (Mrs. Callahan) & Anne


1790 Charles Willson Peale (American artist, 1741-1827) Hannah Duncan and son John (Mrs. John Nicholson)


1791 Charles Willson Peale (American artist, 1741-1827) Mrs. Rachel Brewer Peale and Eleanor


1794 Charles Willson Peale (American artist, 1741-1827) Mrs. Thomas Leiper and Her Daughter, Helen Hamilton Leiper


1796 Charles Willson Peale (American artist, 1741-1827) Mrs. Robert Gilmore with daughters Jane and Elizabeth


1818 Charles Willson Peale (American artist, 1741-1827) Mother Caressing Her Convalescant Daughter

Morning Madonna

Giovanni Battista Salvi da Sassoferrato (1609–1685), Madonna and Child 1650

In this blog, I try to begin each day with a painting of the Madonna & Child. It centers me; connects me to the past; & encourages me to post some of the religious paintings which were a large part of the core of early Western art.  In the 4C, as the Christian population was rapidly growing & was now supported by the state, Christian art evolved & became grander to suit new, enlarged public spaces & the changing contemporary tastes of elite private clients.