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Rembrandt and Harriet Peale collection, circa 1820-1932

Creator:
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Peale, Harriet Cany, 1800-1869  Search this
Subject:
Peale, Rembrandt (Court of death)  Search this
Washington, George  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Drawings
Citation:
Rembrandt and Harriet Peale collection, circa 1820-1932. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 19th century  Search this
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Coins, Roman  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8841
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211026
AAA_collcode_pealremb
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211026
Online Media:

coin, roman empire, augustus 27bc-1

Object Name:
Coin, Roman Empire, Augustus 27BC-1
ID Number:
NU.MINT COLL. 420.
Catalog number:
MINT COLL. 420.
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-5c12-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1096590

Rembrandt and Harriet Peale collection

Creator:
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Peale, Harriet Cany, ca. 1800-1869  Search this
Names:
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860 (Court of death)  Search this
Washington, George, 1732-1799  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Drawings
Date:
circa 1820-1932
Summary:
This collection of papers measures 0.2 linear feet, dates from circa 1820-1932, and provides scattered documentation of the lives of painter Rembrandt Peale and his wife Harriet. There are seven letters from Peale which discuss his Patriae Pater portrait of George Washington and his subsequent attempts to gain a commission from Congress for his equestrian portrait of the first president, as well as illuminating his opinion on patronage for the arts. The collection also contains a copy of Peale's lecture on "Washington and his Portraits," a page with drawings of Roman coins by Peale, two codicils to Harriet Peale's will, printed material including a pamphlet for Peale's The Court of Death and a catalog of sale for Harriet Peale's estate, and photographs of Rembrandt and Harriet Peale.
Scope and Content Note:
This collection of papers measures 0.2 linear feet, dates from circa 1820-1932, and provides scattered documentation of the lives of painter Rembrandt Peale and his wife Harriet. The papers contain seven letters from Peale to various individuals, including Massachusetts senator Elijah Hunt Mills, that document his attempts to seek recognition and recompense from Congress for his portraits of George Washington and illuminate his opinions on patronage of the arts. Also found here is a copy of Peale's lecture on "Washington and his Portraits," and legal papers consisting of two codicils to Harriet Peale's will which list the disposition of Rembrandt Peale paintings in her possession. There is a page with drawings of Roman coins by Peale, printed material including a pamphlet for Peale's popular allegorical painting The Court of Death, and a catalog of sale for Harriet Peale's estate. Photographs picture Rembrandt and Harriet Peale respectively, circa 1850.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as one series.
Biographical Note:
Rembrandt Peale (1778-1860) was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and was the second son of painter Charles Willson Peale. He was known primarily for his historical paintings and portraits, particularly those of George Washington. Peale painted his first Washington portrait in 1795 at the age of 17, in a sitting arranged by his father. From 1795-1800 he traveled in Maryland and the South painting portraits, and from 1801-1803 studied with Benjamin West in London.

Peale returned to Europe from l808 to l8l0, and spent most of his time in Paris where he was inspired to take up historical painting. From 1813-1822 he lived in Baltimore where, in 1814, he established a museum for paintings and natural history that later became known as the Peale Museum. Peale's most famous allegorical painting, Court of Death, was completed in 1820 and was one of the most popular paintings of the decade.

In 1822 Peale moved to New York City where he embarked on an attempt to paint what he hoped would become the "Standard likeness" of Washington. In the process he reviewed portraits by other artists including John Trumbull, Gilbert Stuart and his father, as well as his own 1795 picture which had never truly satisfied him. His resulting Patriae Pater, completed in 1824, depicts Washington through an oval window, and is considered by many to be second only to Gilbert Stuart's iconic Athenaeum painting of the first president. Peale subsequently attempted to capitalise on the success of what quickly became known as his "Porthole" picture, collecting tesimonials praising the portrait from people who had known the president, and lobbying Congress, in vain, for a commission to paint an equestrian portrait of Washington. Despite his failure to gain such a commission, "Patriae Pater" was purchased by Congress in 1832 and still hangs in the U.S. Capitol.

Peale subsequently produced over 70 replicas of the "porthole" picture and in the late 1850s delivered a series of lecture entitled "Washington and his Portraits" along the East coast. He was also an accomplished writer and lecturer on natural history, and was among the founders of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, a president of the American Academy, and a founder of the National Academy.
Related Material:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are the following collections relating to Rembrandt Peale: the Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera, 1808-1910, includes an 1855 September 8 letter from Rembrandt Peale to an unidentifed person, available on 35 mm microfilm reel D9 (frames 848-850); Printed material relating to Rembrandt Peale, 1830-1862, lent for microfilming by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in 1855, is available on microfilm reel P29; and the Charles Henry Hart autograph collection, 1731-1912, contains a lithograph by Peale available on 35mm microfilm reel D5 (frame 103).
Provenance:
In 1960, Lawrence A. Fleischman donated one letter. Six items were donated by Charles E. Feinberg in 1962. An additional 35 items were transferred from the National Collection of Fine Arts Library to the Archives in 1979.
Restrictions:
The collection has been digitized and is available online via AAA's website.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Portrait painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Economic aspects  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 19th century  Search this
Portrait painting, American  Search this
Coins, Roman  Search this
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Drawings
Citation:
Rembrandt and Harriet Peale collection, circa 1820-1932. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.pealremb
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Rembrandt and Harriet Peale collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e7be1fd9-ffff-43a0-a514-995011de3c4e
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pealremb
Online Media:

The coinage of Aelia Capitolina / Yaʻakov Meshorer

Author:
Meshorer, Yaʻaḳov 1935-2004  Search this
Physical description:
124 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Jerusalem
Judaea
Date:
1989
C1989
Topic:
Coins, Roman--Catalogs  Search this
Numismatics, Ancient  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
CJ1099.J9 M57 1989
CJ1099.J9M57 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_383556

Ad nummum Furiæ Sabiniæ Tranquillinæ, Aug. Imp. Gordiani Tertii uxoris dissertatio / auctore Otthone Sperlingio ..

Author:
Sperling, Otto 1634-1715  Search this
Subject:
Tranquillina Empress, consort of Gordian III, Emperor of Rome  Search this
Physical description:
[2], 108 p., [3] leaves of plates (1 folded) : ill. ; 15 cm. (8vo)
Type:
Books
Date:
1688
Topic:
Coins, Roman  Search this
Call number:
CJ831 .S74 1688
CJ831.S74 1688
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_395818

The monuments of Ancient Rome as coin types / Philip V. Hill

Author:
Hill, Philip V  Search this
Physical description:
145 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Rome
Date:
1989
Topic:
Coins, Roman  Search this
Numismatics  Search this
Call number:
CJ833 .H64 1989
CJ833.H64 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_400830

London mint of Constantius and Constantine / Herbert J. Cloke & Lee Toone with Adrian B. Marsden

Author:
Cloke, Hubert J  Search this
Toone, Lee  Search this
Marsden, Adrian  Search this
Subject:
Constantine I Emperor of Rome -337 Numismatics  Search this
Constantius II Emperor of Rome 317-361 Numismatics  Search this
Great Britain Royal Mint  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 310 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
2015
Topic:
Coins, Roman  Search this
Numismatics, Roman  Search this
Numismatics  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1056721

The metrology of the Roman silver coinage / D.R. Walker

Title:
Roman silver coinage
Author:
Walker, David Richard  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1976
1976-
Topic:
Coins, Roman  Search this
Numismatics, Roman  Search this
Call number:
CJ851 .W17
CJ851.W17
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_92072

The Roman coins of Alexandria : quantitative studies : Nero, Trajan, Septimius Severus / Erik Christiansen

Author:
Christiansen, Erik  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Egypt
Alexandria
Alexandria (Egypt)
Date:
1988
C1988
Topic:
Coins, Roman  Search this
Antiquities, Roman  Search this
Call number:
CJ1073.A4C57x 1988X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_378158

Catalogo della collezione numismatica di Carlo Piancastelli

Author:
Forlí Biblioteca Communale  Search this
Cesano, Secondina Lorenzo  Search this
Subject:
Piancastelli, Carlo Coin collections  Search this
Physical description:
451 p., 30 leaves of plates : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1957
Topic:
Coins, Roman  Search this
Call number:
CJ937 .F72
CJ937.F72
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_88404

Monnaies grecques et romaines : Coins of the Islamic World ; Monnaies françaises en or ; Münzen der Grafen von Montfort, lundi, le 4 décembre 1989, Hôtel Trois Rois au Rhin ; direction de la vente, Gantbeamtung Basel-Stadt

Author:
Münzen und Medaillen A.G  Search this
Physical description:
80 p., 46 p. of plates : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Belgium
Montfort
Date:
1989
[1989]
Topic:
Coins, Greek  Search this
Coins, Roman  Search this
Islamic coins  Search this
Coins, French  Search this
Coins  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_878761

Antike im Münzbild : eine Einfu̇hrung : Staatliche Münzsammlung München, Stadt Oberkochen/Stadt Heubach / Bernhard Overbeck, Dietrich O.A. Klose

Author:
Staatliche Münzammlung München  Search this
Overbeck, Bernhard  Search this
Klose, Dietrich O. A  Search this
Subject:
Staatliche Münzsammlung München  Search this
Physical description:
83 p. : ill., maps ; 20 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1986
Topic:
Coins, Roman  Search this
Call number:
CJ43.G32 M96 1986
CJ43.G32 M96 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_378884

Catalogue of the cabinet of coins belonging to Yale College, deposited in the college library

Author:
Yale College (1718-1887)  Search this
Subject:
Yale College (1718-1887)  Search this
Yale College (1718-1887) Coin collections  Search this
Yale College (1718-1887) Coin collections  Search this
Physical description:
47, [1] pages 24 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
United States
Date:
1863
Topic:
Coins--Private collections  Search this
Coins, Greek  Search this
Coins, Roman  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1052356

Uomini e monete in terra di Siena : la collezione numismatica della Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena / Silvana Balbi de Caro, Gabriella Angela Bufalini ; con un contributo di Gabriel Maria Ingo, Tilde de Caro

Author:
Balbi de Caro, Silvana  Search this
Angeli Bufalini, Gabriella  Search this
Ingo, Gabriel Maria  Search this
Caro, Tilde de  Search this
Banca monte dei paschi di Siena  Search this
Subject:
Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena Coin collections  Search this
Physical description:
303 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Italy
Siena
Rome
Date:
2001
Topic:
Coins, Italian  Search this
Coins, Roman  Search this
Banks and banking--History  Search this
Economic conditions  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
CJ1022 .B352 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_748940

Katalog Alexandrinischer Kaisermünzen der Sammlung des Instituts für Altertumskunde der Universität zu Köln / von Angelo Geissen

Author:
Universität zu Köln Institut für Altertumskunde  Search this
Geissen, Angelo  Search this
Subject:
Universität zu Köln Institut für Altertumskunde  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Alexandria, Egypt
Alexandria (Egypt)
Date:
1974
1974-
Topic:
Coins, Roman  Search this
Antiquities, Roman  Search this
Call number:
CJ1073.A4 C6X
CJ1073.A4C6X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_72352

Mélanges de numismatique / par Charles Farcinet

Author:
Farcinet, Charles  Search this
Physical description:
18, 16, 8 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1892
Topic:
Numismatics  Search this
Numismatics, Merovingian  Search this
Coins, Roman  Search this
Medals, Roman  Search this
Call number:
CJ209 .F22 1892
CJ209.F22 1892
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_388809

Slovenská numizmatika

Author:
Slovenská akadémia vied  Search this
Physical description:
v. ill., tables, photos, map, graphs. 25 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
Slovakia
Date:
1970
1970-
Topic:
Numismatics  Search this
Coin hoards  Search this
Coins, Roman  Search this
Call number:
CJ2600 .S56
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1046699

Roman coins and their values / David R. Sear

Author:
Sear, David R  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
2000
2000-
Topic:
Coins, Roman  Search this
Call number:
CJ833 .S43 2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_720557

Roman coins from the earliest times to the fall of the Western Empire / by Harold Mattingly

Author:
Mattingly, Harold 1884-1964  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 303 pages, [64] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Italy
Rome
Date:
1977
1962
Topic:
Coinage--History  Search this
Numismatics, Roman  Search this
Coins, Roman--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1060397

Coins of the Roman Empire / R.A.G. Carson

Author:
Carson, R. A. G (Robert Andrew Glendinning) 1918-2006  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 367 p., 64 p. of plates : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Rome
Date:
1990
Topic:
Coins, Roman  Search this
Coinage--History  Search this
Call number:
CJ969.C365 1990X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_397649

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