Skip to main content

Main Building

Portrait of John and Elizabeth Lloyd Cadwalader and Their Daughter Anne

1772
Charles Willson Peale, American, 1741 - 1827. John Cadwalader, American, 1742 - 1786. Elizabeth Lloyd Cadwalader, American, 1742 - 1776. Anne Cadwalader, American, 1771 - 1850
In 1770 Philadelphia merchant John Cadwalader and his wife Elizabeth, a wealthy Maryland heiress, commissioned five family portraits for their Second Street house. They chose artist Charles Willson Peale, who had recently returned from training with renowned history painter Benjamin West in London. The centerpiece of the series was this conversation piece in which the sitters engage with each other rather than the viewer—the latest fashion in grand manner British portraiture....

Object Details

We are always learning more about our collection and updating the website. Want to share your knowledge about this work with us? Contact us here.

Please note that this particular artwork might not be on view when you visit. Don’t worry—we have plenty of exhibitions for you to explore.


Main Building