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Peaceable Kingdom, Edward Hicks 1832

    The Peaceable Kingdom shows children who look like angels in heaven and they are with wild animals.  The idea for the painting comes from the bible where it says that in the Lord’s Kingdom even wild animals will not eat each other and there will be no fighting or killing anymore.
    In the background of the picture are Pilgrims and Native Americans.  Edward Hicks put them there to remind us of the first Thanksgiving when they were sharing and not at war.  He painted William Penn who treated the Delaware Indians fairly and made a peace treaty with them.

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Philadelphia Museum of Art

This is part of a class project. You can read the report, "Peace", by clicking the link below.