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A member of the illustrious Peale family, which played a prominent role in the cultural and intellectual life of postcolonial America, James Peale grew up in Annapolis, Maryland, and received his artistic training from his older brother Charles Willson Peale, who had studied in London with...

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Reverse, before relining: "Painted by James Peale, In the 82nd Year of His Age Philad·a 1830/The above was written by the old Gentleman himself/A.P."


1831, Anna Claypool Peale (1791-1878), Philadelphia. April 26, 1848, sale, Sully and Earles Gallery, Philadelphia. With A.F. Mondschein, New York. Paul Lane, Tivoli, New York; November 20, 1954, American & English XVIII Century Furniture, Silver, Paintings and Rugs, Parke-Bernet, New York, lot 290. James Ricau (1916-1993), Piermont, New York; 1973, sold by James Ricau to JoAnn and Julian Ganz, Jr., Los Angeles, Calif.; 1979, partial purchase and partial gift of JoAnn and Julian Ganz, Jr. to the MFA. 1979. (Accession Date: November 14, 1979)

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Gift of JoAnn and Julian Ganz, Jr. and Emily L. Ainsley Fund and Eliza Oliver Fund



41.59 x 56.83 cm (16 3/8 x 22 3/8 in.)

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Oil on canvas