John B. Pendleton

Media - 1999.27.38 - SAAM-1999.27.38_1 - 13455
Copied Rembrandt Peale, John B. Pendleton, ca. 1820, watercolor on ivory, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer, 1999.27.38
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Artwork Details

Title
John B. Pendleton
Date
ca. 1820
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
image (oval): 1 781 58 in. (4.94.0 cm)
Credit Line
Bequest of Mary Elizabeth Spencer
Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on ivory
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male — Pendelton, John B. — bust
Object Number
1999.27.38

Artwork Description

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.