Engraving- "Pic Nic on the Fourth of July"
By Lilly Martin Spencer. the leading American woman artist in the 1840s-1870s. ( ( It hangs over the melodeon). Pic Nic was completed in 1858. The print hanging at Cherry Hill was published by New York Engraving . Printing and Publishing Co. in 1864. The subject matter is based on an actual family outing. The artist is at left with her arms outstretched. Her composition includes slapstick humor. Her husband is shown falling from the swing as the servant who is watching the mishap pours a drink onto a lady's dress.
NANCY & MERLE MOORE