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Peale, Charles Willson

(Encyclopedia)Peale, Charles Willson pl [key], 1741–1827, American portrait painter, naturalist, and inventor, b. Queen Annes County, Md. Early Life Apprenticed to a saddler in Annapolis, he became at 20 his ow...

Peale, James

(Encyclopedia)Peale, James: see under Peale, Charles Willson.

Peale, Raphaelle

(Encyclopedia)Peale, Raphaelle: see under Peale, Charles Willson.

Peale, Rembrandt

(Encyclopedia)Peale, Rembrandt: see under Peale, Charles Willson.

Peale, Rubens

(Encyclopedia)Peale, Rubens: see under Peale, Charles Willson.

Hesselius, Gustavus

(Encyclopedia)Hesselius, Gustavus hs´ls [key], 1682–1755, American portrait painter, b. Sweden, settled c.1712 in Philadelphia. He was the earliest portrait painter and organ builder in the United States...

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

(Encyclopedia)Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, established in 1805, incorporated in 1806. It is supported by private endowment. The academy grew out of a proposal by Charles Willson Peale for an...

West, Benjamin

(Encyclopedia)West, Benjamin, 1738–1820, American historical painter who worked in England. He was born in Springfield, Pa., in a house that is now a memorial museum at Swarthmore College. After some instruction ...

D'Ewes, Sir Simonds

(Encyclopedia)D'Ewes, Sir Simonds dyooz [key], 1602–50, English antiquarian, b. Coxden. He collected many old manuscripts and made transcriptions of others with the intention of writing a history of England; th...

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