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Portrait of John and Elizabeth Lloyd Cadwalader and their daughter Anne

This picture of the Cadwalader family was painted to show off both their love for each other and their wealth.

  • Notice how they look at each other.
  • Look at their clothes made of luxurious silk with buttons, lace and embroidery. What would you wear if you were going to have your portrait painted?
  • This picture was painted so it could be hung in the Cadwalader’s home. Draw what you think their home might look like.

Charles Willson Peale Portrait of John and Elizabeth Lloyd Cadwalader and their daughter Anne 1772, 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

At home

Draw or photograph your own family. Think about how you will pose everyone and what clothes they should wear to show off their personalities.