Two Children with a Lapdog
Children of the Fitz Randolph Family
Raphaelle Peale, American, 1774 - 1825
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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.