Mrs. Samuel Morris (Rachel Moore)

Artist: Peale, Charles Willson
Date: Before 1827

Charles Wilson Peale was a very active man. He was curious about how things worked and was a jack of many trades. As a painter he enjoyed doing portraits of his family (Mrs. Morris is the sister of Peale's third wife). He was an archaeologist and a taxidermist, as well as an inventor. He pulled all these talents together and set up the earliest museum of art and natural history in America.

  • Artist's Dates: 1741 - 1827
  • Artist's Nationality: American
  • Medium: Watercolor
  • Support: Ivory
  • Dimensions: 1 7/8 X 1 5/8 Inches
  • Credit: Gift of the Estate of Ellen Hume Jervey
  • Period: 19th century
  • Accession Number: 1991.014.0001
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