Image Resources | Currently on View in William L. Fortune Gallery
The child's serious expression reflects the mid-19th century concept of children as small adults.
The rugged setting is a reminder of the frontier conditions that existed in Indiana in the 1850s.
Hegler received a commission from Dr. Lewis Lyons of Attica to paint his daughter Alice.
Purchased by Roger Gould Wolcott at an auction in 1951 where the contents of the Lyon's home were sold in Attica. Records state that it was in the collection of Minnie Parker of Attica.