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  • "Mementos: Painted and Photographic Miniatures, 1750-1920" traces the popularity of pocket-size portraits created by greats such as John Singleton Copley and Charles Willson Peale.

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  • For precedents Morse had his own earlier capitol interior, and he probably knew Charles Willson Peale's "The Artist in His Museum," also from 1822, now at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

    Ushering the Old Masters Into the New World

  • In 1772 he had his portrait painted for the first time, and Charles Willson Peale executed the work at Mount Vernon.

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  • The Office of Finance: The two principals are depicted here in a dual portrait by Charles Willson Peale.

    Robert Morris

  • The committee roster betrayed the political nature of the inquiry; it included Charles Willson Peale and Timothy Matlack; David Rittenhouse, a renowned astronomer and mathematician serving as state treasurer; J. B. Smith, twice appointed to Congress by the radical Assembly; and Thomas Paine—all Continentalists.

    Robert Morris

  • The same morning, a messenger went to ask Charles Willson Peale, who was a militia captain as well as a Constitutionalist leader, to come out and take charge of the action.

    Robert Morris

  • Some, like the astronomer and mathematician David Rittenhouse, and Thomas Young, a physician and former protégé of Sam Adams in Boston, had been active in the early drive to unseat the old Assembly; others, including the painter Charles Willson Peale, had little political experience, but were attracted by the ideas of democracy and the “New Man,” freed of the corruption and social forms of the old world, that the Revolution promised to raise up.

    Robert Morris

  • For Charles Willson Peale, the Fort Wilson Riot marked the end of his dalliance in the councils of militant politics.

    Robert Morris

  • Posted in Archives, tagged Charles Willson Peale, Joseph Sansom, paper art, Physiognomical sketches, silhouettes on October 23, 2009 | 1 Comment »

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  • Her father, the painter Raymond Bonheur, who (like Charles Willson Peale) set up an artistic workshop in which four of his children (Rosa, Auguste, Isidore, and Juliette) could be trained.

    Bonheur Ram Studies


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