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The ingenious Mr. Peale : painter, patriot, and man of science

Author: Janet Wilson; Charles Willson Peale
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Narrates the life of the early American portrait painter who established the first public picture gallery in America and who pursued numerous other interests including natural history. This very readable book presents Peale in the context of America in his time.. Peale's involvement in the Revolutionary War and also his excavation of a mastodon for his museum are just two of the fascinating parts of this book. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wilson, Janet, 1952-
Ingenious Mr. Peale.
New York, N.Y. : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c1996
(OCoLC)605375257
Named Person: Charles Willson Peale; Charles Willson Peale
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Wilson; Charles Willson Peale
ISBN: 0689318847 9780689318849
OCLC Number: 32739326
Description: 122 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Other Titles: Ingenious Mister Peale
Responsibility: Janet Wilson ; illustrated with paintings by Charles Willson Peale.

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Narrates the life of the early American portrait painter who established the first public picture gallery in America and who pursued numerous other interests including natural history. This very readable book presents Peale in the context of America in his time.. Peale's involvement in the Revolutionary War and also his excavation of a mastodon for his museum are just two of the fascinating parts of this book. The pages are full of wonderful black-and-white prints of Peale's work, including portraits of the many famous people he knew.

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