Two Children with a Basket of Fruit

Title: 
Two Children with a Basket of Fruit
Date: 
Identifier: 
N0447.1961
Description: 
Zedekiah Belknap attended divinity school in New Hampshire in his youth, preached for a few years, and then took up portrait painting as an occupation. Belknap traveled throughout Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts in search of portrait commissions. He later suffered financial losses, and spent his last years in a home for the poor. In this arresting double portrait, Belknap symmetrically arranged figures around a shared basket of fruit, thus creating a composition of unusual balance and harmony. Enhancing the visual appeal of the children's faces are their large eyes, full cheeks and mouths, pudgy noses and flat, reddish ears-all telling features of Belknap's hand.
Physical dimensions: 
height 31 in ; width 31 in
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