Two Children with a Lapdog
Children of the Fitz Randolph Family

Raphaelle Peale, American, 1774 - 1825

Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America

c. 1795

Oil on canvas

26 x 35 1/2 inches (66 x 90.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of the McNeil Americana Collection, 2009

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Raphaelle Peale is known for his miniature portraits and still-life pictures. This double portrait is a rare example of his work in a larger format. The young girl’s lapdog may have been her pet but it also likely symbolizes the children’s fidelity and gentleness toward one another.