Rembrandt Peale collection

Inclusive Dates: 
1826, 1846
Survey Repository: 
This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

Two signed letters by Rembrandt Peale, one dated January 26, 1826, offering to make a copy of his portrait of George Washington for the State of New Hampshire; the other, dated March 3, 1846, regarding the writing of an autobiographical sketch.

Biographical Historical Note

Rembrandt Peale, son of artist and naturalist Charles Willson Peale, was a prolific painter of portraits, notably of George Washington.