In Philip Perlstein’s Mrs. and Mr. Edmund Pillsbury, we see another family portrait, although this portrait will not be called a portrait – it’s a story about social status, age and characters of Mrs. and Mr. Pillsbury, and about the relationship between them. A reception with a mirror is very interesting – the open and friendly face of a woman, reflected in the mirror, gives out her suspicious and completely unkind nature.
In the mirror she looks older and, as if, wiser. However, the tenacious attentive glance of her spouse betrays in him, a rather grumpy and dissatisfied person with life. Such an original compositional solution can be considered a find of the artist.