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Rembrandt Peale lecture <em>Washington and his portraits</em>, not before 1857

Rembrandt Peale lecture Washington and his portraits, not before 1857

Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860

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Title: Rembrandt Peale lecture Washington and his portraits

Date: not before 1857

Physical Details: Lecture : 69 p. : handwritten ; 32 x 21 cm.

Description: Peale is the creator of the lecture, but this copy is not in his hand. A note at the top of the first page explains: The original of this was purchased at the [illegible, page cut off] George N. Tatham [?] and is in the possession of his family. This was copied for me by his son George; [signed] M. J. Peale

Identity of M.J. Peale is uncertain, perhaps one of Rembrandt Peale's children.

Date is based on the fact that Peale presented this lecture at the New York Historical Society on June 16th, 1857.

The lecture discusses the canon of portraits depicting Washington.

Creator: Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860

Forms part of: Rembrandt and Harriet Peale papers, 1824-1932

Rights Statement: U.S. public domain

Citation: Rembrandt Peale lecture Washington and his portraits, not before 1857. Rembrandt and Harriet Peale papers, 1824-1932. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Digital ID: 16607