ca. 1800 Raphaelle Peale Born: Annapolis, Maryland 1774 Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1825 watercolor on paper sight 3 3/4 x 2 5/8 in. (9.5 x 6.7 cm) rectangle Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Edwin Kirk 1941.9.1 Not currently on view
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This small drawing of Rubens Peale (1784-1864) resembles many of the silhouettes made during this period, showing the artist’s brother in profile. Rubens was a favorite subject for his artistic family, and several members painted his likeness. Designed to be framed and hung on a wall rather than in a closed locket worn on the body, this piece demonstrates how the line between miniatures and small-scale drawings was beginning to blur.
Occupation - art - artist
Portrait male - Peale, Rubens - bust
painting - miniature
paint - watercolor