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Raphaelle Peale Still Lifes

October 16, 1988 – January 29, 1989
East Building, Ground Floor, Northwest, Pod II (3,500 sq. ft.)

Raphaelle Peale, A Dessert, 1814, oil on wood, Gift of Jo Ann and Julian Ganz, Jr. in memory of Franklin D. Murphy, 1999.44.1

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: 32 paintings by Raphaelle Peale were presented in this first exhibition devoted to his still lifes. Several paintings by James Peale, Charles Willson Peale, and Rembrandt Peale also were included.

Organization: The exhibition was organized jointly by the National Gallery and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Nicolai Cikovsky Jr. was coordinator at the Gallery. Gaillard Ravenel and Mark Leithauser designed the exhibition and Gordon Anson designed the lighting.

Sponsor: The exhibition was supported by a grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts, and at the Gallery by The Circle of the National Gallery of Art.

Attendance: 142,001

Catalog: Raphaelle Peale Still Lifes, by Nicolai Cikovsky Jr. with Linda Bantel and John Wilmerding. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1988.

Other Venues: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Peale, Raphaelle
American, 1774 - 1825

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