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Charles Willson Peale diaries and exhibition announcement, 1765-1826

Creator:
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827  Search this
Subject:
Peale, Charles Willson  Search this
Citation:
Charles Willson Peale diaries and exhibition announcement, 1765-1826. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art, Modern -- 17th-18th centuries -- United States  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13484
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213195
AAA_collcode_pealchar2
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213195

Charles Willson Peale diaries and exhibition announcement

Creator:
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827  Search this
Names:
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827 -- Christ at Bethesda  Search this
Extent:
3 Microfilm reels (1 linear foot on 3 partial microfilm reel)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1765-1826
Scope and Contents:
The Charles Willson Peale diaries and exhibition announcement include 26 volumes, microfilmed on Reel 3899, containing diary entries relating to family, business, travels, sittings, Peale's museum, and other topics. Microfilmed on Reel D9 is a handwritten announcement for the exhibition of Peale's Christ at Bethesda, March 20, 1821. This exhibition announcement is also available in miscellaneous manuscripts folder 048. Also included in the collection on microfilm reel N86/20 is a diary kept in Philadelphia and Annapolis from May 30, 1788 until May 5, 1789. Peale writes about working on his drawing machine "for taking perspective views"; about people sitting for portraits; techniques in painting; repairing pictures; travel conditions between Philadelphia and Annapolis; the operation of his Philadelphia museum; recipes for preserving birds and animals; business and travel expenses; experiment in making bifocals; and social activities and acquaintances.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827) was a portrait painter and engraver in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 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.
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 printed material relating to Rembrandt Peale, 1830-1862; microfilmed Mary Jane Peale and Peale family selected papers, circa 1815-1897; microfilmed Titian Ramsay Peale Collection, 1771-1876; microfilmed selected Peale family papers, 1803-1854; microfilmed selected papers from the Peale-Sellers collection, circa 1767-1904; and microfilmed Augusta Barker papers, 1875-1887.

The American Philosophical Society holds the Peale-Sellers Family Collection, 1686-1963 and the Peale family papers, 1705-1898.
Provenance:
Microfilm of 26 diaries (reel 3899) purchased in 1987 from the American Philosophical Society as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. Material on reel D9 donated 1955-1962 by Charles E. Feinberg, an active donor and friend of AAA. Material on reel N68/20 lent for microfilming 1968 by Fordham University Library.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art, Modern -- 17th-18th centuries -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.pealchar2
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92339ec71-a2e2-41a4-9a02-15a1b2a7d3f3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pealchar2

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