A Transformed Generation of Women?


Elizabeth Shewell West and Her Son, Raphael

Benjamin West, Artist
Oil on canvas

Elizabeth Shewell West and Her Son, Raphael, Benjamin West (American, 1738-1820), c. 1770, Oil on canvas, 26 3/16 x 26 1/8 in., Cleveland Museum of Art, The Charles W. Harkness Gift 1927.393

The Peale Family (detail)

Charles Willson Peale, Artist
Oil on Canvas

Detail shows Rachel Brewer Peale, artist Charles Wilson Peale’s first wife, and their daughter, Margaret.

Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827), The Peale Family, 1773-1809, oil on canvas. Gift of Thomas Jefferson Bryan, New-York Historical Society, 1867.298. Photography © New-York Historical Society,

Elizabeth “Betty” Dorn

Unknown Artist
Pencil on Paper

Monmouth County Historical Association, Freehold, NJ. Gift of Amelia Vredenburgh Knight, 1932

Margaret Kemble Gage

John Singleton Copley, Artist
Oil on Canvas

Putnam Foundation, Timken Museum of Art, San Diego

Hannah Lambert Cadwalader

Charles Willson Peale, Artist
Oil on canvas

Philadelphia Museum of Art: Purchased for the Cadwalader Collection with funds contributed by the Mabel Pew Myrin Trust and the gift of an anonymous donor, 1983, 1983-90-2