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The Raymond Children

Artist:
Robert Peckham (1785–1877)
Date:
ca. 1838
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
55 1/4 x 39 in. (140.3 x 99 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, 1966
Accession Number:
66.242.27
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 757
A coach and sign painter and Congregationalist deacon, Peckham executed portraits with keen attention to detail. The interior settings are careful delineations of his subjects’ homes. Here, Anne Elizabeth Raymond (b. 1832) and Joseph Estabrook Raymond (b. 1834) are seen exquisitely dressed and surrounded by toys and possessions in the parlor of their family’s home in Royalston, Massachusetts.
Inscription: [in brown on mug]: A / PR[E]SENT / FOR / JOSE[PH]
with Harry Arons Antiques, Bridgeport, Connecticut, by 1956; Edgar William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch, Cambridge, Maryland, 1956– 1966
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