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Charles Willson Peale : art and selfhood in the early republic

Author: David C Ward; Charles Willson Peale
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2004.
Series: Ahmanson Murphy fine arts imprint.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Son of a convicted felon whose early death left the family impoverished, Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827) went on to lead a staggeringly full and successful life. A portrait painter who produced an unparalleled body of work, including the iconic The Artist in His Museum, Peale was also a revolutionary soldier, a radical activist, an impresario of moving pictures, a natural historian, an inventor, and the
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Charles Willson Peale; Charles Willson Peale; Charles Willson Peale
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David C Ward; Charles Willson Peale
ISBN: 0520239601 9780520239609
OCLC Number: 53254013
Notes: "Ahmanson Murphy fine arts imprint"--Half t.p.
Description: xxiv, 236 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: I: "[W]hy not act the man " --
1. Forging: Charles Willson Peale and his father --
2. "This faint spark of genius": fortune, patronage, and Peale's rise as an artist --
3. "Application will overcome the greatest difficulties": work, career, and identity in Pearle's art and life --
II: "I scru[t]inize the actions of men" --
4. A good war and a troubled peace: Charles Willson Peale's search for order, 1776-94 --
5. "The medicinal office of the mind": the Peale museum's mission of reform, 1793-1810 --
6. "The hygiene of the self": work, writing, and the enlightened body --
III: "It would seem a second creation" --
7. The struggle against dispersal: work, family, and order in Peale's family portraits --
8. "I bring forth into public view": Peale's secular apotheosis in The artist in his museum.
Series Title: Ahmanson Murphy fine arts imprint.
Responsibility: David C. Ward.
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"A masterly portrait, and an interpretive tour de force." - Charles C. Eldredge, author of Tales from the Easel "This is an invaluable critical study of Charles Willson Peale - clear, erudite, and Read more...

 
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