Waters, Susan - The Lincoln Children Art Print

Fine Art Prints of Distinction


A Museum Quality Art Print of The Lincoln Children by Susan Waters. This folk art painting was finished by the artist in 1845. The size of the original oil on canvas artwork is 45 by 50 inches. In the 1840s Susan Waters specialized in portraits of children, and this image of three of the twelve children of Otis Lincoln, an innkeeper from Newark Valley, New York, is widely regarded as one of her finest achievements. The three little girls (Laura Eugenie, age nine, Sara, age three, and Augusta, age seven) are arranged in a pyramid. They are shown in fancy dresses, ornamented with eyelet and lace. The girls hold pieces of fruit and a book, common attributes in mid-nineteenth-century portraits of children and meant to advertise their sweetness and their attentiveness at school. The handsome furnishings, including an expensive ingrain carpet, the pretty plants on a stand, and even the charming puppy with its neatly aligned paws combine to create a pleasing image of domestic stability and comfort. The intense expressions of the children, on the other hand, give the painting a startling directness. Susan Waters seemed to have retired after painting this portrait, however some 30 years later she began to paint some again.

At Fine Art Prints of Distinction we painstakingly repair the original files of these old paintings and print them using premium quality inks and paper. The end result is a beautiful, archival reproduction print that will last in your home for generations and at a low cost so anyone can now have great artworks hanging in their home or business. Brandywine General Store is proud to offer for sale a Premium Fine Art Print made from a painting entitled The Lincoln Children by Susan Waters.

Inventory #11 - Folk Art Prints

Our Products