Rubens Peale

  • Raphaelle Peale, Rubens Peale, ca. 1800, watercolor on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Edwin Kirk, 1941.9.1

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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.

Title
Rubens Peale
Artist
Date
ca. 1800
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sight 3 3/4 x 2 5/8 in. (9.5 x 6.7 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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