Portrait of Henry, Julia and Elizabeth Canfield
Images of People
oil on canvas
Ralph Earl (1751-1801)
Litchfield Historical Society
New Milford, CT or Sharon, CT
51" length x 51" width
Three children seated on a stone garden bench with trees and sky in the background. Henry Judson, seated on the left, has long blond hair, blue eyes and wear a dark green suit with brass buttons, a yellow vest and wide embroidered white collar over his shoulders. He has low cut shoes and white stockings. In his right hand he holds an open picture book and his left hand rests on the bouquet in his sister's lap. The two sisters have the same long blond hair and blue eyes. They are dressed alike in full dresses of India embroidered white mull and half sleeved bodices of like material over pink petticoats. They wear wide pink satin sashes around their waists tied in huge bows at the back. The arms of the dresses are also bound half way down with a thin pink ribbon. Julia, seated center, holds a bouquet of roses and violas in her lap.
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