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Rembrandt was the third child of the famed American artist and museum founder Charles Willson Peale. Peale trained all of his children to be artists: Rembrandt completed his first self-portrait at the age of 13. His first big opportunity came at age 17 in 1795; his father introduced him to George Washington. He painted Washington throughout his early career, producing nearly 70 portraits. He also painted this charming portrait of the first First Lady, Martha Washington. The eldest daughter of Virginia planter John Dandridge, Martha was born in 1731. At 18, she married Daniel Parke Custis, an older, wealthy planter,...
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One of several children of Charles Willson Peale named for famous artists who became artists themselves, Rembrandt Peale (1778-1860) was one of the foremost portrait painters of the early American republic, his first acclaimed portrait one of George Washington painted when the artist was only 17. Besides painting many of the famous men of his time, including President Thomas Jefferson and explorer Alexander von Humboldt, Peale also immortalized young society ladies like Mary Clare Jacobs. In addition to producing more than 600 paintings, he and his brother Rubens established two of the earliest museums in America to be illuminated by...
Created by: Peale, Rembrandt