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Samuel Finley Breese Morse
American, 1791-1872

Portrait of Mrs. Morse
And Her Two Children,
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.

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