Edward Hicks, Peaceable Kingdom, circa 1834.
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Oil on canvas of several small children, animals, and Penn's treaty in the left background. In this painting a child touches the head of a docile leopard and the animal faces seem collectively less fierce.

Credit: Courtesy of the National Gallery of Art: Gift of Edgar Williams and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch,

In the early 1800s Edward Hicks rendered William Penn's Quaker vision of a Holy Experiment in his Peaceable Kingdom paintings. In this version, Hicks paired his allegory of different species living together in harmony with the story of William Penn's fabled meeting of friendship with Lenape Indians in 1683.

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