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Charles Wilson Peale 1741-1827

(By Benjamin West 1767)

- Born In maryland. Stared painting 1760s

- Went to Harvard, met Copley 1765

- Studies with West, 1767-69

- Moves to Philly 1776

- Serves in the militiary during the Revolutionary War

(1775-1783).

- Founder Museum of Natural History Philly 1802

- Columbnianum 1794

- Founder Philly Academy of Fine Arts 1805

- Eggshaped heads

2

Charles Wilson Peale

Washington as Colonel in the Virginia Regiment 1772

- Peale was a natural chice due to his previous service in the militery

- first painting of Washington

3

Charles Wilson Peale

Washington 1776

4

Charles Wilson Peale

Washington at battle of Princeton 1784

- aristocratic full lenght

- In a former royal frame

- dressed in yellow and blue after the revolutionary war 

5

Charles Wilson Peale

Washington after the battle of Princeton 1770/1789-92

-how quickly he lost his technique after being away from England

6

Charles Wilson Peale

William Smith and his Grandson 1778

- commemorating his long career

7

Charles Willson Peale

The Artist’s Mother, Mrs. Charles Peale and her Grandchildren, c. 1783

8

Charles Wilson Peale

the Peale family 1773-1809

9

Charles Wilson Peale

the staircase group 1795

- trompe l’oeil - fool the eye

10

Charles Wilson Peale

Exhumination of the mastodont 1805-08

- As a print to advertice his Natural History Museum Philly

11

Charles Wilson Peale

Artist in his museum 1822

- museum, place for public entertainment

- Linneaus organizing of nature

- in Independence Hall

12

John Trumbull 1756-1843

-one generation after Copley/West/Peale

- 1780, England with West

- Europe back and forth total 24 years

- 1825 meets Louis David

- Founded Philadelphia Academy of Fine arts

- early portraits, detailed & sharp

- develops sense of coloring

- Scenes from Revolutionary War

-want to do history painting

-rubenist

 

Selfportrait 1777

- pallet=painter

- book= litterate/educated. full bound was most expensive

- full colors = can afford it/organized

-reflection = reminds us of copley

13

John Trumbull

George Washington, 1780

14

John Trumbull

Death of general Warren at the Battle fo Bunker Hill 1775/1786

- human values/morality not action is the subject

- multiple scenes into narrative. invented scene

- diagonal sweep (often in history paintings. Barouque style)

- dramiatic baroque style

- subscription print

15

John Trumbull,

Death of General Montgomery in the Attack on Quebec, 1786

16

John Trumbull

The declaration of Independence 1786

- for the US capitol Rotunda

- President Jefferson

- no one is signing = euqality

- Trumbulls most renowned painting

17

John Trumbull,

Surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown, 1781

18

John Trumbull

Washington before the battle of trenton 1793

- tall = hierarchic scale

- calm and contemplating

- so powerful that he can look away

- no matter happens he will stand

- lights on him/clean/lines towards him

- dreamy gaze/typical european pose