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Peale, Rembrandt

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00137488
Peale, Rembrandt

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American, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1778, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania; died 4 October 1860, in Philadelphia.

Painter, draughtsman, writer. Portraits, history painting, landscapes.

Rembrandt Peale was the son and pupil of Charles Willson Peale. Father and son shared the same interests and offered each other mutual inspiration and support. In a letter to a relative of his second wife nine years before his death, the elder Peale admitted that he found his son's work 'superior in colouring', and acknowledged his debt to Rembrandt. With the exception of his father, he was probably the most successful painter of the family....

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Subjects: Painting ; 19th-Century Art ; 18th-Century Art ; Art of the United States

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