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Although Rubens Peale, the fourth son of Charles Willson Peale, was born into a family of artists, he did not begin painting until the last ten years of his life. Because of deficient eyesight, he had not learned to paint with his siblings but had instead devoted his life to directing museums,...

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Inscription

Lower right, on table edge: Rubens Peale

Provenance

The artist; New York auction; with Albert Duveen, New York; with Arnold Seligmann, Rey, & Co., New York, 1943; to Maxim Karolik, Newport, R.I.; to MFA, 1948, gift of Martha C. (Mrs. Maxim) Karolik.

Credit Line

Bequest of Martha C. Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Paintings, 1815-1865

1860

Dimensions

35.56 x 55.88 cm (14 x 22 in.)

Accession Number

48.464

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Collections

Americas

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Paintings