The Alling Children

Oliver Tarbell Eddy American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 751

An engraver’s son, Eddy delineated his subjects with tight brushstrokes and delighted in rendering clothing and furnishings. Shown here are the four children of Stephen Ball Alling and Jane H. Weir of New Jersey, painted in commemoration of the death of the only boy, standing apart at the left. Eddy separated him from his sisters and bathed his feet in an eerie pool of light.

The Alling Children, Oliver Tarbell Eddy (1799–1868), Oil on canvas, American

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