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Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827


Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

George Washington

 Item — Box 1: Series HPC - Box 1; Series HPC - Cartes de visite
Identifier: 2017-VR-022.001
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The Historical Photograph Collection is largely comprised of materials created by or for the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. Some of the earliest photographs of the estate were created and sold to visitors by the Association as a means of income. Those efforts helped to establish an important collection of 19th century views. The collection spans the 1850s to 2000s and includes over 140 linear feet of analog material providing a visual history of the Mansion, outbuildings, tombs, grounds,...
Dates: Majority of material found in 1850-2010

Letter, Rembrandt Peale to G.P. Putnam, 1857 June 20

 Item — Box 75, Folder: 1857.06.20
Identifier: 2022-SC-003
Scope and Contents

Autograph letter, signed. Rembrandt Peale, known for his 'porthole portraits' of George Washington, recalls his father painting the earliest known image of Washington in 1772 as well as a miniature he painted for Martha Washington.

Dates: 1857 June 20

Letter, to Charles Willson Peale, 1787 March 13

 Item — Box 4, Folder: 1787.03.13
Identifier: RM-951; MS-5504
Scope and Contents

Acknowledges Peale's receipt of Golden Pheasant. Sent body of French Hen. Wishes Peale success with mezzotinto prints.

Dates: 1787 March 13

Notes, provenance information on the 1772 Charles Willson Peale portrait of George Washington, undated

 Item — Box 105, Folder: undated no. 199
Identifier: RM-1150; MS-5851; MS-5852
Scope and Contents

Two nearly identical provenance statements regarding the 1772 Charles Willson Peale portrait of George Washington. One statement has some grammatical edits and inserts. The statement describes the style and subject of the portrait, the various owners (up to Edmund Law Rogers, the grandson of Eliza Parke Custis Law), and the conservation work done on the portrait. Edmund Law Rogers died in 1896. This document is undated, and unauthored.

Dates: undated

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Correspondence 2
Albumen prints 1
Card photographs 1
Cartes de visite 1
Paintings 1