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‘One of the Family’ – Frederick G. Cotman – 1880

What's your vision of home?

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7 Responses

  1. suni says:

    really great family picture 😀

  2. Stacey Thomas says:

    This reminds me of the book, Mr. Revere and I, which is about Paul Revere and is told from his horse’s (Schaherazade/Sherry) point of view. In it, Sherry lives in the yard by the house and has a split door which remains open during the warm months so she can stick her head in and be “part of the family.”

  3. I’m going to have to get that book (I think it’s by Robert Lawson). I imagine it was inspired by this painting.

    This reminds of the time we were driving through the Blue Ridge Mountains in the springtime and we passed an old white farmhouse with a well-worn porch. Standing at the door, with a proprietary air, was an elderly white horse. I’ve always wondered if he really did go in!

  4. Pam says:

    Thank-you for posting the painting, it is a fantastic piece that represents what we are attempting to build in our own family life on our small farm. In fact, it may become a print that we hang on the wall to remind us of our goal! 🙂

    On another topic, thank-you for sharing your “7 keys to homeschool balance” with our homeschool group this week. Based upon the presentation we will be making a couple of small (but significant) changes that will move us towards balance. Thank-you!

  5. Having time for moments like this makes family life a joy, doesn’t it?

    I’m glad you enjoyed the presentation– balance sometimes seems hard to achieve, but it’s oh-so-worth-it!

  6. Bev Stafford says:

    I have this picture…it has been in my family now for about 75 to 80 years..I was wondering if there is a collector out there that can tell me more about it……thank you

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