Mrs. Samuel Mifflin and Her Granddaughter Rebecca Mifflin Francis

Charles Willson Peale American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 717

Peale portrayed Mrs. Mifflin, born Rebecca Edgell, in the act of instructing her granddaughter in virtue and morals from an emblem book. The atmosphere of affectionate serenity with which the well-knit group is imbued probably indicates that Mrs. Mifflin was a contented, pleasant matron and a good mother to her three children. It also reflects Peale's own love for family life and his reverence for domestic happiness.

Mrs. Samuel Mifflin and Her Granddaughter Rebecca Mifflin Francis, Charles Willson Peale (American, Chester, Maryland 1741–1827 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), Oil on canvas, American

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