Peaceable Kingdom of the Branch is an 1830 religious painting by American folk Edward Hicks.
Analysis of 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 organization which resulted in its division, Hicks’s subject of man being led 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.