Rubens Peale

This small drawing of Rubens Peale (17841864) 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.

Title
Rubens Peale
Artist
Date
ca. 1800
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
sight 3 342 58 in. (9.56.7 cm) rectangle
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Edwin Kirk

Mediums
Mediums Description
watercolor on paper
Classifications
Keywords
  • Occupation – art – artist
  • Portrait male – Peale, Rubens – bust
Object Number
1941.9.1
Palette
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