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Rembrandt Peale letter to unidentified recipient, 1855 Sept. 8, from the Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera, 1807-1946

Rembrandt Peale letter to unidentified recipient, 1855 Sept. 8

Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860

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Title: Rembrandt Peale letter to unidentified recipient

Date: 1855 Sept. 8

Physical Details: Letter : 2 p. : handwritten ; 22 x 14 cm.

Description: Peale, writing from Philadelphia to an unidentified person, gives a derogatory opinion of William Dunlap's History of the rise and progress of the arts of design in the United States (New York, 1834), and further discourses about his reminiscences and advises his correspondent, an art historian, to "delineate nothing but truthful sketches" in his writings.

Creator: Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860

Forms part of: Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera, 1807-1946

Rights Statement: U.S. public domain

Citation: Rembrandt Peale letter to unidentified recipient, 1855 Sept. 8. Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera, 1807-1946. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Digital ID: 14473