Charles Willson Peale

1741-1827 Painter and museum founder. After serving as a saddler's apprentice in Annapolis, MD, from 1754 to 1761, he worked at various trades, including painting signs and portraits. In 1766 some prominent Marylanders underwrote his studies in London with Benjamin West, from whom he absorbed the fundamentals of the British portrait tradition. Peale probably attended the informal life classes offered at St Martin's Lane Academy, precursor to the Royal Academy Schools, and drew from casts in the Duke of Richmond's collection in Whitehall. He visited the studios of such important British portrait painters as Joshua Reynolds, Francis Cotes and Allan Ramsay and studied the techniques of miniature painting, sculpture and engraving. In London he executed his first major commission

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Charles Willson Peale Self-Portrait with Spectacles oil painting


Self-Portrait with Spectacles
Painting ID::  26985
Artist: Charles Willson Peale
Painting: Self-Portrait with Spectacles
Introduction: mk52 c.1804 Oil on canvas 66.3x56.4cm Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts,Philadelphia
   
   
     

Charles Willson Peale The Artist in his Museum oil painting


The Artist in his Museum
Painting ID::  26986
Artist: Charles Willson Peale
Painting: The Artist in his Museum
Introduction: mk52 1822 Oil on canvas 263.2x202.6cm Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts,Philadelphia
   
   
     

Charles Willson Peale Portrait of the Peale Family oil painting


Portrait of the Peale Family
Painting ID::  30634
Artist: Charles Willson Peale
Painting: Portrait of the Peale Family
Introduction: mk68 Oil on canvas New York, New York Historical Society 1773-1809 USA
   
   
     

Charles Willson Peale Washington at the Battle of Princeton,January 3,1777 oil painting


Washington at the Battle of Princeton,January 3,1777
Painting ID::  31985
Artist: Charles Willson Peale
Painting: Washington at the Battle of Princeton,January 3,1777
Introduction: mk77 1784 Oil on canvas 93 3/8x56 7/8in
   
   
     

Charles Willson Peale Mrs.Fames Smith and Grandson oil painting


Mrs.Fames Smith and Grandson
Painting ID::  38326
Artist: Charles Willson Peale
Painting: Mrs.Fames Smith and Grandson
Introduction: mk136 Oil on canvas 1776
   
   
     

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     1741-1827 Painter and museum founder. After serving as a saddler's apprentice in Annapolis, MD, from 1754 to 1761, he worked at various trades, including painting signs and portraits. In 1766 some prominent Marylanders underwrote his studies in London with Benjamin West, from whom he absorbed the fundamentals of the British portrait tradition. Peale probably attended the informal life classes offered at St Martin's Lane Academy, precursor to the Royal Academy Schools, and drew from casts in the Duke of Richmond's collection in Whitehall. He visited the studios of such important British portrait painters as Joshua Reynolds, Francis Cotes and Allan Ramsay and studied the techniques of miniature painting, sculpture and engraving. In London he executed his first major commission