Country Life of a Baltimore Family
Outdoor scene of an unidentified Baltimore family at leisure. Two men read newspapers, while a woman and children are seated around table with fruit, flowers, books, and a decanter. A likely enslaved African-American boy serves fruit. A large white dog lays under the table, facing its owner. An empty chair sits at the lefts of the composition with a cashmere shawl draped over it. A bust of Washington is seen at rear, with the city of Baltimore, Maryland, visible in background. The symbols present in the image suggest the wealth of the family.