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Rembrandt Peale (American, 1778–1860) Portrait of Rembrandt Peale (American, 1778–1860)

Rembrandt Peale was sixty-two and a distinguished portraitist and history painter when he made this handsome self-portrait as a wedding gift for his second wife, the artist Harriet Cany Peale. Painting his first self-portrait at age thirteen, he completed at least a dozen during his long life. In this work, his meticulous execution and masterful rendering of light and shadow defines and illuminates his face, forehead, and silver curls, imparting a soft yet dramatic dimension to the picture.

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