I saw this card at the National Museum for Women & thought it perfect for my godmother’s new grandson, Teddy. I got it back in June when I went to DC for a visit, but I was aware that Teddy was soon on the way & got it for that occasion.
The painting was done is by Angelica Kauffman, a Swiss artist who lived from 1741-1807 in Rome. The title of the piece is the “http://nmwa.org/works/family-earl-gower” and is dated 1772. It is an oil on caves piece and is about 59 1/4 inches high (that’s 5 feet) by 82” inches long (7 feet).
During her lifetime Ms Kauffman was incredibly prolific and much admired; at her death Antonio Canova no less, paid tribute to her and carried her own works in obvious emulation of Raphael’s funeral centuries earlier.