Friday, March 9, 2012

Susan Wetherill (1817-57)

Members of the established elite, The prominent Wetherill family emigrated from England in the late 17th century. They contributed to Philadelphia society as founders of the Free Quaker religious movement, which approved of bearing arms in support of the Revolution, and as pioneers in the combined fields of manufacturing and science. At the time this was painted, in 1843, the original artist, George Cushman, was expressing his unrequited love for the sitter, his future wife. Completed February 2012. sold

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