The Gittings Family
DescriptionGroup portrait of the Gittings family, including Colonel James Gittings (1735-1823), Elizabeth Buchanan Gittings (1742-1818) and their granddaughter Louise (1789-1841) on their plantation, Long Green by Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827). James Gittings wears a black coat, vest, and breeches with a white stock. Elizabeth holds his hand and wears a blue dress with a white fichu, apron, and bonnet while she holds the child on her lap. The child has light brown hair, wears a purple dress, and is holding a chipmunk. A red curtain is pulled back to show enslaved African Americans working their wheat field as a symbol of their prosperity, reinforced by the wheat held in the hand of James.