Portraits in colonial America
David Barquist, curator of American decorative arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Focusing on Charles Willson Peale’s portrait of the Cadwalader family, find out about early American portraiture and how people chose to represent themselves at the time of colonisation.
This talk with be interpreted into Auslan for deaf and hearing impaired visitors.
Image: Charles Willson Peale Portrait of John and Elizabeth Lloyd Cadwalader and their daughter Anne 1772 (detail), Philadelphia Museum of Art, purchased for the Cadwalader Collection with funds contributed by the Mabel Pew Myrin Trust and the gift of an anonymous donor 1983