Musée No:656.004

Musée No:656.004

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A Family Group

Artist: unknown

Date: ca. late 1840s

Nothing is known about the identity of the sitters and little is known with certainty about the history of the painting, although it is thought to have been painted in New York State. The style of the clothing worn by the sitters indicates a date in the late 1840s. At this period, the patrons of itinerant portraitists wanted realistic likenesses and you can see that the artist has concentrated more on the faces and the expressions than the clothing and furniture.  In most American ‘primitive’ portraits the subjects are arranged sitting side by side, so this more vertical composition is unusual – especially when you notice that the young boy is standing on the sofa. The fact that he is behind his mother, almost independent, as opposed to his sister who is being embraced by their mother may suggest that it is in fact a memorial portrait of him.

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