George Hicks, Happy Mother, 1886

George Hicks was from a wealthy family, trained as a doctor but took up painting instead. He was a first rate genre painter and, late in his career, a portraitist. Hicks was successful, married, had eight kids, lived a good life. He died in 1914 at age 90.

Source: Woodpile Report

Author: Donald

" is a commodity to be bought or not to be bought, a luxury in which we may either indulge or stint ourselves, like any other. And there are many luxuries that we may legitimately prefer to it, such as a grateful conscience, a country life, or the woman of our inclination." ~Robert Louis Stevenson

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