Rachel mourning her daughter Margeret, 1772-1776

Rachel Weeping

Rachel Weeping by Charles Willson Peale, 1772-1776

Rachel Brewer, the painter’s 1st wife, weeping over their daughter Margeret, who died of smallpox. This certainly is one of the most heartbreaking images of a mother mourning her child.

Via: WikiCommons, Philadelphia Museum of Art

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