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Edward H. Dwight Papers, 1821-2001, bulk 1950-1979

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Series 4: Peale Research Material , circa 1930-2001
1.9 Linear feet
Boxes 14-16

This series documents Dwight's research on members of the Peale family of artists, focusing primarily on Raphaelle Peale.
Correspondence includes requests, and responses to requests, for information from a variety of sources, and discussions with Peale collectors and scholars. Also found is correspondence with Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., regarding the publication of an article by Dwight on the Peale family.
Writings and notes by Dwight include drafts of essays, notes on chronologies compiled by Dwight, and notes taken from various articles on Raphaelle Peale's techniques, and the characteristics of his portraits and still lifes. Writings by others include Paula Ann Foley's 1981 thesis on Raphaelle Peale, and a 1963 article on Raphaelle Peale by Donald R. Haug.
Additional research files are arranged by subject and include printed material, such as articles about Raphaelle, Charles Willson, and Rembrandt Peale, and documentation on various collections of their artwork; compiled data and reproductions of artwork collated by categories such as miniatures, portraits, silhouettes, still lifes, "fakes," and copies; and research on Peale signatures and artistic techniques.
Also found are photos of artwork by members of the Peale family.
Description Container Select
Correspondence, 1940s-1980s
14
19-21
Correspondence, 1940s-1980s, 2001
14
22
Correspondence and Contracts with Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., 1960s
14
23
Correspondence and Data, Rembrandt Peale, 1960s-1970s
14
24-25
Exhibition, Raphaelle Peale (1959), Knoedler Galleries, 1958-1959
14
26
Writings and Notes by Dwight, circa 1970s
14
27-30
Writings by Others, 1962-1984
14
31-32
Subjects
Artwork Not by Raphaelle Peale, circa 1960s-circa 1970s
14
33-34
Collectors, circa 1970s-1983
14
35
Data on Artwork by James Peale, 1960s
14
36-39
Letters of Raphaelle Peale (Copies), 1792-1983, circa 1960s
14
40
Lists of Artwork by Peale Family, 1984-1985
14
41
Material Compiled on Raphaelle Peale's Life, 1790s-1820s (Copies), circa 1960s
15
1-2
Miniatures, circa 1960s-1985
15
3-9
Miniatures, Alphabetical Files, 1930s-1984
15
10-15
"Patch Picture for Dr. Physik", 1970s
15
16
Peale Family, Printed Material, circa 1970s
15
17-19
Peale Family Research, circa 1960s
15
20
Peale Signatures, circa 1970s
15
21
Peale Technique, circa 1970s
15
22
Portraits, circa 1960s-circa 1970s
15
23-28
Portraits, Data and Illustrations, circa 1960s-1983
15
29
Portraits of Raphaelle Peale, circa 1960s
15
30
Problem Pictures, Miscellaneous, 1960s-1980
15
31-32
Silhouettes, circa 1960s-1980
15
33
Still Lifes, 1940s-1985
15
34-35
Still Lifes, Alphabetical Files, circa 1970s
16
1-4
Still Lifes, Copies, circa 1960s-circa 1970s
16
5
Still Lifes, Fakes, circa 1960s-circa 1970s
16
6
Still Lifes, Others Before Nineteenth Century, 1950s-1980s
16
7
Still Lifes, Printed Material, 1938-1983
16
8-13
Trompe l'Oeil, circa 1970s
16
14-15
Trompe l'Oeil, Related, circa 1970s
16
16
Photos of Artwork
By Charles Willson Peale, circa 1960s-circa 1970s
16
17
Duplicates, circa 1960s-circa 1970s
16
18-19
Still Lifes "Real", circa 1970s
16
20-21
Still Lifes "Related", circa 1960s-circa 1970s
16
22

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