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Samuel Finley Breese Morse
Portrait of Mrs. Morse
And Her Two Children, 1823
Oil on canvas
Promised gift from the estates of Bleecker and
Patricia Morse and Bleecker Morse, Jr., EL 13.1985
The subjects of this painting are the wife
and infant son and daughter of the artist.
The soap bubbles suggest the fragility of life.
Within two years, the mother died in childbirth.