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Topic: charles willson peale

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[Silhouette of man facing left, no. 5]

[Silhouette of man facing left, no. 5]

Bust silhouette portrait shows unidentified man facing left. His hair stops just above his collar. A small lock of hair hangs over his forehead. He wears a cravat. Title devised by Library staff. Faint blind st... more

[Silhouette of man facing left, no. 7]

[Silhouette of man facing left, no. 7]

Bust silhouette portrait shows an unidentified man facing left. He wears a wig with a ponytail tied by a ribbon, a cravat, and shirt with a ruff. Title devised by Library staff. Blind stamp below image: Museum.... more

[Silhouette of girl facing left, no. 1]

[Silhouette of girl facing left, no. 1]

Bust silhouette portrait shows an unidentified girl facing left. She wears a ribbon high in her hair. A lock of hair hangs over her forehead. Title devised by Library staff. Blind stamp below image: Museum. (DL... more

Mrs. Michael Taney (Monica Brooke)

Mrs. Michael Taney (Monica Brooke)

The sitter (?-1814), a daughter of Roger Brooke, was married to a tobacco planter in Calvert, Maryland. Charles Willson Peale (American, Chester, Maryland 1741–1827 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Margaret Strachan (Mrs. Thomas Harwood)

Margaret Strachan (Mrs. Thomas Harwood)

Margaret Strachan (1747–1821) was the daughter of William Strachan of London Town in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. In 1772, she married Thomas Harwood, who served as treasurer of the Western Shore of Maryland ... more

Portrait of a Gentleman

Portrait of a Gentleman

Charles Willson Peale (American, Chester, Maryland 1741–1827 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Portrait of a Woman

Portrait of a Woman

Charles Willson Peale (American, Chester, Maryland 1741–1827 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Mrs. Joseph Donaldson (Frances Johnston)

Mrs. Joseph Donaldson (Frances Johnston)

The sitter (1754-1836) was born in Ireland, married Joseph Donaldson in York, Pennsylvania, and later lived in Baltimore. The artist recorded on September 3, 1776: "began a M: of Mrs. Donaldson," and on Septem... more

Lady Washington

Lady Washington

Possibly engraved by Joseph Hiller, Sr. (American, Boston 1747/48–1814 Lancaster, Massachusetts)

Ennion Williams

Ennion Williams

The sitter (1753-1830) served in the Continental army until 1777. The artist recorded on October 26, 1776: "Rd. of Mr. Williams 28 Dolrs. For his Miniature," and later that day, "put a Glass on Mr. Williams Mi... more

Joseph Donaldson

Joseph Donaldson

Donaldson (1750-1799) was born in Ireland and became a merchant in Baltimore. The artist recorded on September 6, 1776: "at Minia: began one of Mr Donaldson." Peale also painted his wife. Charles Willson Peal... more

His Excellency George Washington Esq-r.

His Excellency George Washington Esq-r.

Possibly engraved by Joseph Hiller, Sr. (American, Boston 1747/48–1814 Lancaster, Massachusetts)

George Washington

George Washington

An artist, inventor, scientist, author, and museum founder, Peale was an accomplished portraitist in oil and watercolor on ivory; the latter skill he honed while studying in London during the late 1760s. Among ... more

Samuel Mifflin

Samuel Mifflin

Samuel Mifflin (1724–1781), an affluent Philadelphia businessman, commissioned this portrait and its pendant (22.153.2) in 1777. An ardent patriot, he commanded three artillery battalions and served on Pennsylv... more

Portrait of a Gentleman

Portrait of a Gentleman

Charles Willson Peale (American, Chester, Maryland 1741–1827 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Mrs. Samuel Mifflin and Her Granddaughter Rebecca Mifflin Francis

Mrs. Samuel Mifflin and Her Granddaughter Rebecca Mifflin Francis

Peale portrayed Mrs. Mifflin, born Rebecca Edgell, in the act of instructing her granddaughter in virtue and morals from an emblem book. The atmosphere of affectionate serenity with which the well-knit group is... more

Nathanael Greene

Nathanael Greene

Nathanael Greene (1742-1786) sat for Peale two years after he joined General Washington's staff. He later rose to the rank of major general. Charles Willson Peale (American, Chester, Maryland 1741–1827 Philade... more

General Henry Knox

General Henry Knox

The sitter (1750-1806), a Boston bookseller and artillery expert who would achieve fame in General Washington's army, was painted by Peale at Valley Forge in late May 1778, just before the Battle of Monmouth. C... more

Portrait of a Lady

Portrait of a Lady

Charles Willson Peale (American, Chester, Maryland 1741–1827 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Mrs. John Cox (Esther Bowes)

Mrs. John Cox (Esther Bowes)

The sitter (1760-1814) was the daughter of Francis Bowes and Rachel Le Chevalier of Trenton. Charles Willson Peale (American, Chester, Maryland 1741–1827 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

George Washington

George Washington

On January 18, 1779, the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania passed a resolution commissioning a portrait of George Washington for the Council Chamber and selected Charles Willson Peale as the artist. In ... more

Arthur St. Clair

Arthur St. Clair

Arthur St. Clair (1736-1818) was a Scottish-born statesman, the ninth president of the Continental Congress, and later a major general in the revolutionary war. Peale recorded painting this miniature in July 1... more

George Washington

George Washington

This bust was executed in Paris in 1781 after a painting by Charles Wilson Peale from 1776. The sculptor was a pupil of Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne. Louis Jacques Pilon (French, 1741–after 1806)

Thomas Willing

Thomas Willing

In 1781, Thomas Willing (1731–1821) was elected head of the Bank of North America in order to raise funds for the Revolutionary cause. This portrait apparently commemorates that appointment. To the sitter’s lef... more

Anthony Butler

Anthony Butler

Charles Willson Peale (American, Chester, Maryland 1741–1827 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

His Excellency George Washington, Esq-r., General and Commander in Chief of the Allied Armies, Supporting the Independence of America

His Excellency George Washington, Esq-r., General and Commander in Chi...

John Norman (American, born England ca. 1748–1817 Boston)

His Excellency George Washington, Esq-r., General and Commander in Chief of the Allied Armies, Supporting the Independence of America

His Excellency George Washington, Esq-r., General and Commander in Chi...

John Norman (American, born England ca. 1748–1817 Boston)

Le Général Washington, Commendant en Chef des Armées Americaines, né en Virginie en 1733 (General Washington, Commander in Chief of the American Armies, born in Virginia in 1733 [sic])

Le Général Washington, Commendant en Chef des Armées Americaines, né e...

After Charles Willson Peale (American, Chester, Maryland 1741–1827 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Verso of oval portrait miniature in gold case, showing James Madison's hair in braided pattern

Verso of oval portrait miniature in gold case, showing James Madison's...

Hair is in gold oval case within velvet-lined container; verso of James Madison's oval portrait miniature by Charles Willson Peale. Recto contains portrait miniature of Madison given to Catherine "Kitty" Floyd.... more

Le Général Washington, Commendant en Chef des Amées Americaines, né en Virginie en 1733

Le Général Washington, Commendant en Chef des Amées Americaines, né en...

After Charles Willson Peale (American, Chester, Maryland 1741–1827 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Catherine "Kitty" Floyd, bust portrait miniature, facing slightly right

Catherine "Kitty" Floyd, bust portrait miniature, facing slightly righ...

Gold-cased oval portrait miniature in velvet-lined container. Presented to the Library of Congress on June 15, 1977, by Rear Admiral Schuyler N. Pyne, U.S.N. Retired, of Annapolis, Md., a descendant of Catherine Floyd.

Richard Montgomery

Richard Montgomery

The sitter (1736-1775) was born in Dublin, served in the British army, and, after 1773, moved to New York City, where he married Janet Livingston, the daughter of Robert R. Livingston. Peale apparently painted... more

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

Designed and engraved by Charles Willson Peale (American, Chester, Maryland 1741–1827 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

George Washington

George Washington

Charles Willson Peale (American, Chester, Maryland 1741–1827 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

James Peale

James Peale

Charles Willson Peale wrote in his diary for August 25, 1788, that he began this work but that it was largely painted by his brother James (q.v.). Charles Willson Peale (American, Chester, Maryland 1741–1827 Ph... more

Elie Williams

Elie Williams

Peale executed this vivid portrait during a period of incessant experimentation with his paints. The artist, who was seeking stronger colors and bolder contrasts, realized those aims here, especially in the rob... more

[Title page ornament] / C.W. Peale delt. ; Thackara & Vallance sculpt.

[Title page ornament] / C.W. Peale delt. ; Thackara & Vallance sculpt.

Print of ornament on the title page of the Universal Asylum and Columbian Magazine shows a female figure representing America sitting amid abundance while enjoying the prosperity of peace. Title devised by Libr... more

Mrs. Charles Willson Peale (Rachel Brewer)

Mrs. Charles Willson Peale (Rachel Brewer)

Peale painted this miniature of his first wife and another version just after her death. Both are based on an earlier, unlocated oil painting from 1771. Rachel Brewer (1744-1790) bore Peale eleven children, i... more

Mrs. Charles Willson Peale (Rachel Brewer) and Baby Eleanor

Mrs. Charles Willson Peale (Rachel Brewer) and Baby Eleanor

In 1771, Peale painted a large portrait (whereabouts unknown) of his wife, Rachel (1744–1790), with their third child, Eleanor (1770–1773), to celebrate the child's first year of life. Their first two children ... more

General Washington

General Washington

After Charles Willson Peale (American, Chester, Maryland 1741–1827 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

General Washington

General Washington

After Charles Willson Peale (American, Chester, Maryland 1741–1827 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Margueritte Olive Simon Alexandre Ami Goujeou Bonplond i.e. Bonpland

Margueritte Olive Simon Alexandre Ami Goujeou Bonplond i.e. Bonpland

Bust silhouette portrait shows a man, perhaps the son of Amie Jacques Alexandre Goujaud Bonpland (1773-1858), facing left. Bonpland, along with Alexandre von Humboldt, toured South America identifying and class... more

General Washington

General Washington

After Charles Willson Peale (American, Chester, Maryland 1741–1827 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

George Washington

George Washington

Emile Dupont-Zipcy (1822–1885) Made in France

The artist in his museum

The artist in his museum

Title and attribution from Charles Willson Peale and his world. New York : Harry N. Abrams, 1983. Caption on jacket: Taxidermist. "M 366" on transparency. Photograph of a painting by Peale, 1822. Detroit Publis... more

[Rochambeau, Commander of the French Allies, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front]

[Rochambeau, Commander of the French Allies, head-and-shoulders portra...

Y16135 U.S. Copyright Office. From an original painting by Charles Willson Peale. Copyright by G. Barrie & Sons.

George Washington at the Battle of Princeton, full-length portrait painting

George Washington at the Battle of Princeton, full-length portrait pai...

Listed in Detroit Publishing Co. negative log by McCormick, 1913. Title based on LC-D415-50260. "050260" and "050260" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 050260. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

[Henry Dearborn, bust portrait, facing left]

[Henry Dearborn, bust portrait, facing left]

Title devised by Library staff. Photograph of a painting by Charles Wilson Peale, possibly painted while Dearborn served as a member of Congress in Washington, between 1796 and 1797; in Independence Hall.

A description of the picture and mezzotinto of Mr. Pitt, done by Charles Willson Peale, of Maryland. [n. d.].

A description of the picture and mezzotinto of Mr. Pitt, done by Charl...

Pitt, William.; Peale, Charles Willson.; Copy 2 is a Photostat.; Copy 2 formerly numbered as Portfolio 162, Folder 22a.; On verso of copy 1: 00438211; on folder: M.C. # 09-82-038.126.; On verso of copy 2: [stam... more