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Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.) [Folder]

Additional name:
Philadelphia Museum  Search this
Philadelphia Museum Company  Search this
Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Place:
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_103843

James Reid Lambdin collection, 1831-1896

Creator:
Lambdin, James Reid, 1807-1889  Search this
Lambdin, James Reid, 1807-1889  Search this
Subject:
Sartain, John  Search this
Artists' Fund Society  Search this
Columbian Society of Artists  Search this
National Art Association (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Art -- Exhibitions  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9731
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212022
AAA_collcode_lambjame
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212022

Selected papers from the Peale-Sellers collection, [ca. 1767-1904]

Creator:
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827  Search this
Subject:
Peale, Franklin  Search this
Peale, James  Search this
Peale, Rubens  Search this
Peale, Titian Ramsay  Search this
Sellers, Horace Wells  Search this
Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Miniature painting -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Portrait painting -- 18th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Portrait painting -- 19th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10621
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214167
AAA_collcode_pealchar
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214167

Selected Peale family papers, 1803-1854

Creator:
Peale fam, Peale family  Search this
Peale fam, Peale family  Search this
Subject:
Peale, Franklin  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt  Search this
Peale, Rubens  Search this
Peale, Titian Ramsay  Search this
Sellers, Charles Coleman  Search this
Ord, George  Search this
Haines, Reuben  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson  Search this
Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10926
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214703
AAA_collcode_pealpeal
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214703

Selected art related letters from Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Society Collection, 1760-1935

Creator:
Historical Society of Pennsylvania  Search this
Historical Society of Pennsylvania  Search this
Subject:
Randolph, Benjamin  Search this
Trumbull, John  Search this
Abbey, Edwin Austin  Search this
Abbey, Mary Gertrude  Search this
Alexander, Archibald  Search this
Allston, Washington  Search this
Bayley, Frank W.  Search this
Beale, Pennel  Search this
Belcher, Wm. (William)  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert  Search this
Brodhead, Col  Search this
Burrell, B.  Search this
Carey, Edward L.  Search this
Carey, Henry Charles  Search this
Catlin, George  Search this
Ceracchi, Giuseppe  Search this
Chapman, J. G. (John Gadsby)  Search this
Cheney, John  Search this
Clarke, Miss  Search this
Claypoole, James, Sr.  Search this
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor  Search this
Cox, James  Search this
Curren, Mr  Search this
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr  Search this
Dickinson, John, 1732-1808  Search this
Delaplaine, Joseph  Search this
Dillwyn, William  Search this
Donnehue, Humphrey  Search this
Duane, William J. (William John)  Search this
Dunlap, William  Search this
Du Simitière, Pierre Eugène  Search this
Elliott, James B.  Search this
Elwyn, Langdon, Mrs.  Search this
Eliot, S.  Search this
Fielding, Mantle, 1865-1941  Search this
Francis, John W. (John Wakefield)  Search this
Gibson, Charles Dana  Search this
Gillingham, Harrold E. (Harrold Edgar)  Search this
Greenough, Horatio  Search this
Harding, George  Search this
Hayes, Charles P.  Search this
Hollingsworth, Levi  Search this
Hosack, David, 1769-1835  Search this
Howell, Mr.  Search this
Hunt, William Morris  Search this
Huntington, Daniel  Search this
Inman, Henry  Search this
Jordan, John W. (John Woolf)  Search this
Jackson, William  Search this
Jones, Horatio Gates  Search this
Kimball, Henry H. (Henry Hastings)  Search this
Lambdin, James Reid  Search this
Leidy, Joseph  Search this
Leland, Charles Godfrey  Search this
Lippincott, J. B. (Joshua Ballinger)  Search this
Livermore, George  Search this
Low, Will Hicok  Search this
Madison, James, 1751-1836  Search this
Marchant, Edward Dalton  Search this
Martin, John Hill  Search this
McAllister, John A.  Search this
McMurtrie, James  Search this
Monaghan, James  Search this
Montgomery, John C., Mrs.  Search this
Moody, William H. (William Henry)  Search this
Murray, J.  Search this
Myers, Albert Cook  Search this
Nathans, Isabella  Search this
Nathans, Rebecca  Search this
Neagle, John  Search this
Newsam, Albert  Search this
Ogden, C. S.  Search this
Otis, Bass  Search this
Paca, John  Search this
Paine, Thomas  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson  Search this
Peale, Franklin  Search this
Peale, James  Search this
Peale, Mary Jane  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt  Search this
Peale, Titian Ramsay  Search this
Pennell, Joseph  Search this
Penrose, Clement B. (Clement Biddle)  Search this
Piggot, Robert  Search this
Read, Thomas Buchanan  Search this
Richards, William Trost  Search this
Rittenhouse, David  Search this
Rosenthal, Albert  Search this
Rossiter, Thomas Prichard  Search this
Rothermel, Peter Frederick  Search this
Rush, William  Search this
Saint-Mémin, Charles Balthazar Julien Fevret de  Search this
Sartain, John  Search this
Schoff, Stephen Alonzo  Search this
Schreiner, Jacob  Search this
Shrigley, James  Search this
Smith, Russell  Search this
Snowden, James Ross  Search this
Snyder, W. D.  Search this
Somerville, Dr.  Search this
Stanbridge, J. C.  Search this
Stone, Frederick D. (Frederick Dawson)  Search this
Stuart, Gilbert  Search this
Stephens, Charles H.  Search this
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Syng, Philip  Search this
Taylor, Frank H. (Frank Hamilton)  Search this
Troth, Henry  Search this
Vanderlyn, John  Search this
Vaux, Mr  Search this
Ward, Townsend  Search this
Wells, William Hill  Search this
Wharton, Geo. M. (George Mifflin)  Search this
Wharton, Mr  Search this
Wharton, Thomas Kelah  Search this
Williams, Henry  Search this
Willis, Nathaniel Parker  Search this
Wilson, Alexander  Search this
Woodside, John Archibald  Search this
Wright, Patience Lovell  Search this
Wylie, Samuel B. (Samuel Brown)  Search this
Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Carey & Hart  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art, Modern -- 17th-18th centuries -- United States  Search this
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10935
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214712
AAA_collcode_histsopa
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214712

Selected art related letters from Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Society Collection

Creator:
Historical Society of Pennsylvania  Search this
Names:
Carey & Hart  Search this
Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Abbey, Edwin Austin, 1852-1911  Search this
Abbey, Mary Gertrude, d. 1931  Search this
Alexander, Archibald, 1772-1851  Search this
Allston, Washington, 1779-1843  Search this
Bayley, Frank W.  Search this
Beale, Pennel  Search this
Belcher, Wm. (William)  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902  Search this
Brodhead, Col  Search this
Burrell, B.  Search this
Carey, Edward L., 1806-1845  Search this
Carey, Henry Charles, 1793-1879  Search this
Catlin, George, 1796-1872  Search this
Ceracchi, Giuseppe, 1751-1801  Search this
Chapman, J. G. (John Gadsby), 1808-1889  Search this
Cheney, John, 1801-1885  Search this
Clarke, Miss  Search this
Claypoole, James, Sr., 1720-1796  Search this
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834  Search this
Cox, James, 1751-1834  Search this
Curren, Mr  Search this
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr, 1822-1888  Search this
Delaplaine, Joseph, 1777-1824  Search this
Dickinson, John, 1732-1808  Search this
Dillwyn, William, 1743-1824  Search this
Donnehue, Humphrey  Search this
Du Simitière, Pierre Eugène, ca. 1736-1784  Search this
Duane, William J. (William John), 1780-1865  Search this
Dunlap, William, 1766-1839  Search this
Eliot, S.  Search this
Elliott, James B.  Search this
Elwyn, Langdon, Mrs.  Search this
Fielding, Mantle, 1865-1941  Search this
Francis, John W. (John Wakefield), 1789-1861  Search this
Gibson, Charles Dana, 1867-1944  Search this
Gillingham, Harrold E. (Harrold Edgar), 1864-1954  Search this
Greenough, Horatio, 1805-1852  Search this
Harding, George, 1882-1959  Search this
Hayes, Charles P.  Search this
Hollingsworth, Levi, 1739-1824  Search this
Hosack, David, 1769-1835  Search this
Howell, Mr.  Search this
Hunt, William Morris, 1824-1879  Search this
Huntington, Daniel, 1816-1906  Search this
Inman, Henry, 1801-1846  Search this
Jackson, William  Search this
Jones, Horatio Gates, 1822-1893  Search this
Jordan, John W. (John Woolf), 1840-1921  Search this
Kimball, Henry H. (Henry Hastings), b. 1835  Search this
Lambdin, James Reid, 1807-1889  Search this
Leidy, Joseph, 1823-1891  Search this
Leland, Charles Godfrey, 1824-1903  Search this
Lippincott, J. B. (Joshua Ballinger), 1813-1886  Search this
Livermore, George, 1809-1865  Search this
Low, Will Hicok, 1853-1932  Search this
Madison, James, 1751-1836  Search this
Marchant, Edward Dalton, 1806-1887  Search this
Martin, John Hill, 1823-1906  Search this
McAllister, John A.  Search this
McMurtrie, James, fl. 1843-1864  Search this
Monaghan, James  Search this
Montgomery, John C., Mrs.  Search this
Moody, William H. (William Henry), 1853-1917  Search this
Murray, J.  Search this
Myers, Albert Cook, 1874-1960  Search this
Nathans, Isabella  Search this
Nathans, Rebecca  Search this
Neagle, John, 1796-1865  Search this
Newsam, Albert, 1809-1864  Search this
Ogden, C. S.  Search this
Otis, Bass, 1784-1861  Search this
Paca, John  Search this
Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827  Search this
Peale, Franklin, 1795-1870  Search this
Peale, James, 1789-1876  Search this
Peale, Mary Jane, 1827-1902  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Peale, Titian Ramsay, 1799-1885  Search this
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926  Search this
Penrose, Clement B. (Clement Biddle), 1832-1911  Search this
Piggot, Robert, 1795-1887  Search this
Randolph, Benjamin, 1737 or 8-1791  Search this
Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872  Search this
Richards, William Trost, 1833-1905  Search this
Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796  Search this
Rosenthal, Albert, 1863-1939  Search this
Rossiter, Thomas Prichard, 1818-1871  Search this
Rothermel, Peter Frederick, 1812-1895  Search this
Rush, William, 1756-1833  Search this
Saint-Mémin, Charles Balthazar Julien Fevret de, 1770-1852  Search this
Sartain, John, 1808-1897  Search this
Schoff, Stephen Alonzo, 1818-1904  Search this
Schreiner, Jacob  Search this
Shrigley, James, 1814-1891  Search this
Smith, Russell, 1812-1896  Search this
Snowden, James Ross  Search this
Snyder, W. D.  Search this
Somerville, Dr.  Search this
Stanbridge, J. C.  Search this
Stephens, Charles H., 1855?-1931  Search this
Stone, Frederick D. (Frederick Dawson), 1841-1897  Search this
Stuart, Gilbert, 1755-1828  Search this
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872  Search this
Syng, Philip, 1703-1789  Search this
Taylor, Frank H. (Frank Hamilton), 1846-1927  Search this
Troth, Henry, 1794-1842  Search this
Trumbull, John, 1756-1843  Search this
Vanderlyn, John, 1775-1852  Search this
Vaux, Mr  Search this
Ward, Townsend, 1817?-1885  Search this
Wells, William Hill, 1769-1829  Search this
Wharton, Geo. M. (George Mifflin), 1808-1870  Search this
Wharton, Mr  Search this
Wharton, Thomas Kelah, 1814-1862  Search this
Williams, Henry, 1828-1893  Search this
Willis, Nathaniel Parker, 1806-1867  Search this
Wilson, Alexander, 1766-1813  Search this
Woodside, John Archibald, 1781-1852  Search this
Wright, Patience Lovell, 1725-1786  Search this
Wylie, Samuel B. (Samuel Brown), 1773-1852  Search this
Extent:
2 Reels (ca. 150 items (on 2 partial microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Date:
1760-1935
Scope and Contents:
Letters, mainly from artists, and documents selected from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's miscellaneous manuscript collection (Society Collection). Letters are to various people; 46 of them are to Townsend Ward and a few are to John A. McAllister, photographer. Many of the letters refer to paintings, portraits, commissions, and awards.
Writers of letters include: Edwin Austin Abbey, Mary Gertrude Abbey, F.W. Bayley, Albert Bierstadt, George Catlin, Joseph Ceracchi, John Gadsby Chapman, John Cheney, James Claypool, James Cox, F.O.C. Darley, Joseph Delaplaine, Humphrey Donnehue, William Dunlap, Pierre Eugene Du Simitiere, S. Eliot, Charles Fevret De Saint-Memin, Charles Dana Gibson, Harold Edgar Gillingham, Horatio Greenough, George Harding, Levi Hollingsworth, William Morris Hunt, Daniel Huntington, Henry Inman, Horatio Gates Jones, James Reid Lambdin, Will Hicok Low, Edward Dalton Marchant, William Henry Moody, John Neagle, Albert Newsam, Bass Otis, Thomas Paine, Charles Willson Peale, Franklin Peale, James Peale, Jr., Mary Jane Peale, Rembrandt Peale, Titian Ramsay Peale, Joseph Pennell, Clement Penrose, Robert Piggot, Thomas Buchanan Read, William Trost Richards, Thomas Prichard Rossiter, Peter Frederick Rothermel, William Rush, John Sartain, Stephen Alonzo Schooff (to Townsend Ward), Russell Smith, Charles H. Stephens, Thomas Sully, Philip Syng, John Vanderlyn, N.P. Willis, Alexander Wilson and Patience Wright.
Among the recipients of letters are Archibald Alexander, David S. Brown, William Belcher, Col. Brodhead, B. Burrell, Carey & Hart, Edward L. Carey, Henry C. Carey, Miss Clarke, Mr. Curren, Joseph Delaplaine, John Dickinson, Dr. Dickson, William Dillwyn, William Duane, James B. Elliott, Mrs. Langdon Elwyn, Mantle(?) Fielding, John W. Francis, Charles P. Hayes, David Hosack, Mr. Howell, Major William Jackson, Horatio Gates Jones, John W. Jordan, H.H. Kjmball, C.G. Leland, Joseph Leidy, J.B. Lippincott, George Livermore, James Madison, J. Hill Martin, John McAllister, James McMurtrie, James Monaghan, J. Murray, Albert Cook Myers, Rebecca and Isabella Nathans, John Neagle, C.S. Ogden, John Paca, Charles Willson Peale, Rembrandt Peale, David Rittenhouse, Albert Rosenthal, John Sartain, Jacob Schreiner, James Shrigley, James Ross Snowden, W.D. Snyder, Dr. Sommerville, J.C. Stanbridge, F.D. Stone, Henry Troth, Mr. Vaux, Townsend Ward, William Hill Wells, G.M. Wharton, Thomas Wharton, Henry J. Williams, and Samuel B. Wylie.
Other items include a sonnet of S.T. Coleridge by Washington Allston; business card of Pennel Beale; catalog of medals and coins of silver in the possession of Hon. John Smith compiled by Du Simitière, 1772; printed address by Mrs. John C. Montgomery soliciting donations for the repair of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, destroyed by fire, 1845; William Morris Hunt's admission ticket to Peale's Museum, 1836, stating his height and weight; description of objects on display at the Peale Museum, 1820; a photograph and business card of Benjamin Randolph; invitations and notes to Gilbert Stuart; typescript by Frank H. Taylor on lithography, 1923; subscription book for engravings of paintings by John Trumbull; and a page from John Archibald Woodside's daybook, 1802-1803.
Provenance:
Microfilmed by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for the Archives of American Art, 1955.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art, Modern -- 17th-18th centuries -- United States  Search this
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.histsopa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e77b943a-266e-4a06-a6b8-eaf8b5c4139d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-histsopa

Selected Peale family papers

Creator:
Peale family  Search this
Names:
Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Haines, Reuben, 1786-1831  Search this
Ord, George, 1781-1866  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827  Search this
Peale, Franklin, 1795-1870  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Peale, Rubens, 1784-1865  Search this
Peale, Titian Ramsay, 1799-1885  Search this
Sellers, Charles Coleman, 1903-  Search this
Extent:
3 Microfilm reels (3 partial microfilm reels)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1803-1854
Scope and Contents:
The microfilmed selected Peale family papers contain papers of Charles Willson Peale, Rembrandt Peale, and Titian Ramsay Peale, mainly related to Peale's Museum. Also included are one item pertaining to Franklin Peale, and one to Rubens Peale.

Microfilmed on Reel P21 are manuscript of memoranda of the Philadelphia Museum, giving records and accessions for 1803-1842; financial statements (1808-1819) listing current expenditures; a manuscript of A Walk Through the Philadelphia Museum by Charles Willson Peale (after 1802); minutes of the Museum (1841-1845); manager's reports to the Board of Trustees (1833-1835), signed by Titian R. Peale (10 reports); Titian Peale's correspondence with George Ord (1827-1854), and his drawing book (circa 1820); extracts of letters written by Charles Willson Peale from Belfield and Philadelphia (1821-1823); extracts of letters written by Rembrandt Peale to Reuben Haines and Coleman Sellers (1828 September 24 and 1829 November 30), and to his wife (1830). Also included (frames 164-182) is a "Catalog of the National Portrait and Historical Gallery, illustrative of American history, comprising 269 original portraits and historical paintings, formerly belonging to Peale's Museum, to be sold without reserve, on Friday 6th October 1854... M. Thomas & Sons, Auctioneers."

Microfilmed on Reels P23 and P29 are miscellaneous Peale related documents from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Society Collection. Included are a report of the Committee of Councils on the use of Charles Willson Peale's windmill (1815 January 5); C. W. Peale's appeal to aid for a soldier; Rubens Peale memorial of the Trustees of the Philadelphia Museum (1831 October 25); and a register made by Franklin Peale of the medal dies of the U. S. Mint, with notes (1841) (reel P29, frames 5-31).
Biographical / Historical:
The Peale family was a family of painters, primarily in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827) was a portrait painter and engraver and studied in London with Benjamin West. He is known for his portraits of the founding fathers including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams. In 1786 he founded the Peale Museum, and was one of the founding members of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1805.

Rembrandt Peale (1778-1860) was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and was the second son of 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. With his father, he was also a founding member of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He also established Peale's Baltimore Museum and Gallery of Fine Arts in 1814.

Titian Ramsay Peale (1799-1885) was a naturalist, photographer, and scientific illustrator. Named for an older brother who died in 1798, he was the only naturalist in the family and documented animals and scenery in watercolors on scientific expeditions including the 1819 Long expedition to the Rocky Mountains.

Benjamin Franklin Peale (1795-1870), called Franklin, was his father's assistant at the museum and managed it after Charles Peale's death. Franklin Peale was also an employee of the Philadelphia Mint from 1833 to 1854.

Rubens Peale (1784-1865) opened the New York Museum of Natural History and Science in 1825. Following the economic Panic of 1837, Rubens became a gentleman farmer in the Pennsylvania countryside. He returned to Philadelphia in 1864 and began painting still lifes.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art holds the Rembrandt and Harriet Peale collection, circa 1820-1932 and the Rubens Peale diaries, 1855-1865. Also found at the Archives of American Art are the microfilmed Charles Willson Peale diaries and exhibition announcement, 1765-1826; microfilmed printed material relating to Rembrandt Peale, 1830-1862; microfilmed Titian Ramsay Peale Collection, 1771-1876; microfilmed selected papers from the Peale-Sellers collection, [circa 1767-1904]; and microfilmed Augusta Barker papers, 1875-1887.

The American Philosophical Society holds the Rembrandt Peale papers, 1808-1833 and the Peale family papers, 1705-1898. New York Public Library Archives and Manuscripts Division holds the Rembrandt Peale letters, 1835-1857.
Provenance:
Microfilmed by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for the Archives of American Art, 1955.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.pealpeal
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9235c473d-4f7e-4858-b85b-3dbfc00b6470
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pealpeal

James Reid Lambdin collection

Creator:
Lambdin, James Reid, 1807-1889  Search this
Names:
Artists' Fund Society  Search this
Columbian Society of Artists  Search this
National Art Association (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Sartain, John, 1808-1897  Search this
Extent:
6 Reels ((ca. 200 items on 6 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Date:
1831-1896
Scope and Contents:
Pamphlets, speeches, transactions, reviews, auction and exhibition catalogs, and other printed materials relating to art and art organizations mainly in the Philadelphia area, but also including New York, Boston, Baltimore, Louisianna, Europe and elsewhere. Among the societies represented are the National Academy of Design, National Art Association, Artists' Fund Society, Philadelphia Museum Company, Northern Society of Painters in Watercolor, American Art Union, Apollo Association, Columbian Society of Artists and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; correspondence between committees of the Artists Fund Society, headed by John Sartain, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; and charters and by-laws of the Artists Fund Society.
Biographical / Historical:
Portrait and miniature painter. Born in Pittsburgh, Pa. and studied art in Philadelphia under Edward Miles and Thomas Sully. Upon his return to Pittsburgh, he was a proprietor of a museum and oversaw his own art gallery. He later spent many years as an officer of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts before his death in Philadelphia.
Provenance:
This collection was compiled by Lambdin and housed at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Lent for microfilming, 1955, by the PAFA.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Art, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Art -- Exhibitions  Search this
Function:
Arts organizations
Identifier:
AAA.lambjame
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9fcbe1467-0ad8-4abe-bbef-66354ca203ae
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lambjame

Selected papers from the Peale-Sellers collection

Creator:
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827  Search this
Names:
Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Peale, Franklin, 1795-1870  Search this
Peale, James, 1749-1831  Search this
Peale, Rubens, 1784-1865  Search this
Peale, Titian Ramsay, 1799-1885  Search this
Sellers, Horace Wells, 1857-1933  Search this
Extent:
7 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
[ca. 1767-1904]
Scope and Contents:
Autobiographical and biographical material, letters, writings, printed material, photographs, a sketchbook, drawings and notebooks belonging to Charles Willson Peale and the Peale family, with notes and writings by Horace Wells Sellers.
Charles Willson Peale material including, part of the preliminary draft of his autobiography, ca. 1790, and a typed copy with notes and addenda by Horace Wells Sellers; typescripts of letterbooks, 1767-1827; a list of portraits and Washington portrait material; a notebook pertaining to paintings and a memo book containing recipes for medicines, colors and notes on painting technique; lectures and essays on natural history, health, domestic happiness and Peale's museum; and letters from John De Peyster.
James Peale's sketchbook; Rubens Peale's letterbooks, 1802-1824, lists of pictures painted at Riverside Farm and memorandum on his life; writings by Titian Ramsay Peale on techniques of miniature painting and a biography of Charles Willson; letters of Titian and Franklin Peale, 1831-1869, with biographical comments by Sellers; a history of the United Bowmen of Philadelphia, a club Titian and Franklin belonged to; material on Peale's Museum including, correspondence, minutes, articles of incorporation, and a handbook with a partial description of the museum's contents; Peale family photographs; and drawings and silhouettes.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Willson Peale: portrait painter and engraver; Philadelphia, Pa. Sellers: Peale's great-grandson. Peale studied in London with Benjamin West. Painted George Washington's portrait. Established Peale's Museum in 1786. Influential in the founding of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Father of Raphaelle, Franklin, Rubens, Rembrandt and Titian Ramsay Peale. Brother of James Peale.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming, 1955, by the American Philosophical Society, Peale-Sellers Collection.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Miniature painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Portrait painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Miniature painting -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Portrait painting -- 18th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Portrait painting -- 19th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.pealchar
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pealchar

Peale's Museum and "the new museum idea" / Charles Coleman Sellers

Author:
Sellers, Charles Coleman 1903-  Search this
Subject:
Peale, Charles Willson 1741-1827  Search this
Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Physical description:
p. 25-34 p. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Date:
1980
Topic:
Natural history museums--History  Search this
Art museums--History  Search this
Call number:
AM101.P496 S443 1980
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_658768

Racial theory, museum practice : the colored world of Charles Willson Peale

Author:
Sacco, Ellen  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Williams, Moses 1776-1833  Search this
Palisot de Beauvois, Ambrose-Marie-François-Joseph 1752-1820  Search this
Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Date:
1996
Topic:
Ethnological museums and collections  Search this
Race  Search this
Miscegenation  Search this
Call number:
GN2 .C855
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_514091

The Independence National Park collection of historical portraits : a brief history / by David H. Wallace

Author:
Wallace, David H  Search this
Independence National Historical Park (Agency : U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Peale, Charles Willson 1741-1827  Search this
Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Physical description:
17 leaves ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Biography
Portraits
Place:
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Independence National Historical Park (Philadelphia, Pa.)
United States
Date:
1966
1966?]
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Call number:
N7621.P5 I38w
N7621.P5I38w
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_401203

Mermaids, mummies, and mastodons : the emergence of the American museum

Author:
American Association of Museums  Search this
Baltimore City Life Museums  Search this
Subject:
Peale family  Search this
Barnum, P. T (Phineas Taylor) 1810-1891  Search this
Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Physical description:
104 p. ill. (some color) 23 x 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1992
Topic:
Museums--History  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.P35 M56 1992
AM11.M56 1992X
N40.1.P35M56 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_437512

A world in miniature : Charles Willson Peale's Philadelphia Museum and its audience, 1786-1827 / David Rodney Brigham

Author:
Brigham, David R (David Rodney)  Search this
Subject:
Peale, Charles Willson 1741-1827  Search this
Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 597 leaves : ill
Type:
Books
Place:
Pennsylvania
Date:
1992
Topic:
Social life and customs  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.P35 B85 1992a
N40.1.P35B85 1992a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_440675

Public culture in the early republic : Peale's Museum and its audience / David R. Brigham

Author:
Brigham, David R  Search this
Subject:
Peale, Charles Willson 1741-1827  Search this
Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.) History  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 218 p. : ill., maps, port., plans ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
United States
Date:
1995
C1995
Topic:
Museums--History  Search this
Museum attendance--History  Search this
Museum directors--Biography  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_478471

Mr. Peales' Museum : Charles Willson Peale and the first popular museum of natural science and art

Author:
Sellers, Charles Coleman 1903-  Search this
Subject:
Peale, Charles Willson 1741-1827  Search this
Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 370 p. : front., ill. part col.; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1980
Call number:
N40.1.P35 S4m
N40.1.P35S4m
AM101.P496S44X 1980
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_129221

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