Mary Jane Peale

Mary Jane Peale (born New York City, February 16, 1827 - died Pottsville, Pennsylvania, November 22, 1902) was an American painter. She was the child of Rubens and Eliza Burd Patterson Peale, the by yourself daughter accompanied by seven children, and was the granddaughter of Charles Willson Peale. She was among the last members of the Peale relatives to paint professionally, studying similar to her uncle Rembrandt and similar to Thomas Sully in Philadelphia, and was enrolled at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

She produced mainly portraits and still lifes, many of which featured flowers. Today her take steps may be seen at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Sheldon Museum of Art, and the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, among supplementary museums.

She maintained a greenhouse at the Peale relatives home.

The papers and diaries of Mary Jane Peale are located in the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia, PA, and supplement both native diaries and correspondence as competently as photocopies. The contents of the hoard is material connected to Rubens and Eliza Peale, and the Peale family. Microfilm copies of this addition can be found in the Library of the Smithsonian Institution.

She is ascribed with teaching her dad to paint, after his retirement, and there is evidence that some of the works endorsed to him (such as Wedding Cake, Wine, Almonds, and Raisins and Rubens Peale in His Studio) may have on the other hand been collaborative creations surrounded by the two. After Rubens died in 1865, Mary Jane finished the paintings he had been energetic on.

In her obituary, the New York Times said, "For a number of years she made her home in this city, but for several years had resided in Schuylkill County, at her place, "Riverside," the home of her childhood, on whose walls hung many ancient paintings by members of her relations and portraits of Revolutionary heroes painted by her grandfather."

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