Peaceable Kingdom of the Branch: Edward Hicks

Edward Hicks: Peaceable Kingdom of the Branch

Peaceable Kingdom of the Branch was painted between 1826 and 1830 by Edward Hicks, who was a Quaker preacher and painter who rendered many versions of the Peaceable Kingdom.
At a time of internal dissension within the Quaker organisation which resulted in its division, Hicks’s subject of man beingled to an idyllic state of peace by God becomes a plea for an end to strife, just as we see a child leading brute creatures to a higher state of nature.

Edward Hicks’ Peaceable Kingdom of the Branch is in the Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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