Rembrandt Peale, John B. Pendleton, ca. 1820, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer, 1999.27.38
John B. Pendleton (1798-1866) was one of America’s earliest lithographers, establishing his printing house in Boston in 1825. Lithography was then the most modern form of reproducing a drawing. One of Pendleton’s apprentices was Nathaniel Currier, who would eventually buy his mentor’s firm and, with his new partner, rename it Currier & Ives. Rembrandt Peale also painted a full-length portrait of Pendleton, now owned by the Toledo Museum of Art in Ohio.
John B. Pendleton
- ca. 1820
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- Not on view.
image (oval): 1 7/8 x 1 5/8 in. (4.9 x 4.0 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer
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- watercolor on ivory
- Portrait male – Pendelton, John B. – bust
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