English or American, worked in America and England, 1793 or 1794 - 1838

A Picnic in England, also known as The Sharples Family

Date: 1825

This group portrait is a vivid testimony to the skills of Rolinda Sharples, who belonged to one of the most talented artistic families in 1700s and early 1800s England and America. An affectionate, closely knit, and prolific dynasty of portraitists, the Sharples family captured the likenesses of the great and good on two continents.

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Medium: Oil on canvas

Inscriptions: Signed and dated on tree trunk middle left: “Rolinda Sharples 1825”

Dimensions: H: 24 1/2 x W: 29 ½ in.

Accession: 0156

Collection: Julian Wood Glass Jr. Collection

Category: Paintings - Subject Pictures

Tags: Oil , Canvas , Picnic , England

Purchased August 2, 1976 from Newhouse Galleries. From the collections of members of the Sharples Family until 1890; and an English collector, Bristol, England.