The Charles Willson Peale Family Papers
The Charles Willson Peale Family Papers, a historical editing project established in 1974, is an integral part of the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery. The project has collected copies of more than six thousand documents, spanning three generations of the Peale family. The archive traces the family's history from the arrival of Charles Peale, a transported felon, through the career of Charles Willson Pealeartist, Revolutionary soldier, naturalist and museum keeper, and Enlightenment polymathdown through the nineteenthcentury careers and lives of his many children, including his sons Raphaelle, Rembrandt, Titian Ramsay, and Rubens.
In addition to its richness as a source of biographical information on the Peale family, the archive is a matchless source of information on American family, social, and cultural history from the 1730s to the 1880s.
Learn about this historical editing project and view selected portraits by the Peale family.
| The Selected Papers of Charles Willson Peale and His Family
The manuscript for Volume 6 of the Peale Papers, which will deal with the children of Charles Willson Peale from 1825-1850, is currently being edited by the staff for submission to Yale University Press.
Currently on sale:
| Charles Willson Peale
Art and Selfhood in the Early Republic
Deputy Editor David C. Ward's book Charles Willson Peale: Art and Selfhood in the Early Republic, has been recently published by the University of California Press for the Smithsonian Institution. For further information regarding the book please go the Press's web site. All royalties will go to the National Portrait Gallery.
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CONTACT THE PEALE PAPERS
Inquiries should be directed to:
Phone: (202) 633-8304
FAX: (202) 633-8243
Charles Willson Peale Family Papers
P.O. Box 37012
Victor Building, Suite 4100,
Washington, DC 20013-7012
The Selected Papers of Charles Willson Peale and His Family
This multi-volume set is available through Yale University Press and selected Smithsonian Institution shops.
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