Edward Hicks learned to paint as a coachmaker but found his vocation as a Quaker minister. For much of his life he experienced dissonance between his artistic talents and the austerity demanded by his faith. This piece is one of his 62 variations of The Peaceable Kingdom, inspired by the prophecy in Isaiah 11:6-8: “The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them. The cow will feed with the bear, their young will lie down together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox. The infant will play near the cobra’s den, and the young child will put its hand into the viper’s nest.” Based upon a painting by Benjamin West, the scene in the background depicts William Penn entering a peace treaty with the Lenape, thereby realizing a peaceable kingdom on Earth.
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Edward Hicks : “The Peaceable Kingdom” (c. 1834)
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