Margaretta Angelica Peale

Margaretta Angelica Peale (October 1, 1795 – January 17, 1882) was an American painter, one of the Peale associates of artists. The daughter of James Peale, she was the sister of Sarah Miriam Peale, Anna Claypoole Peale, and Maria Peale. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she was taught by her father, and painted primarily yet lifes, some of which were copies of his work.

Stylistically, her paintings are influenced by her father's work, her cousin Raphaelle Peale's yet lifes, and seventeenth-century Dutch nevertheless lifes. Her works are noted for their "careful, precise observation" and "stark arrangements of objects". Her backgrounds tend to be "austere" or "neutral", setting off the colors and textures of her foreground objects.

Margaretta Angelica Peale died in Philadelphia and is buried there in Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church Burial Ground.
Her paintings may be found in numerous collections, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, of which she was a founding member.

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