Artist Rembrandt Peale, American, 1778-1860
  • Self Portrait
Date 1828
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 19 × 14 1/2 inches (48.3 × 36.8 cm)
Framed: 25 5/16 × 20 9/16 × 3 1/2 inches (64.3 × 52.2 × 8.9 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Dexter M. Ferry, Jr. Fund
Accession Number 45.469
Department American Art before 1950
On View American W271, Level 2 (see map)
Inscriptions Inscribed, on verso: Rembrandt Peale painted by himself Boston 1828 for his wife Eleanor Peale
the artist.
probably his daughter, Eleanor Peale Jacobs.
probably her daughter.
Mary Clare Jacobs Wirgman;
1923, her son, Grafton B. Wirgman (East Orange, New Jersey, USA).
probably his daughter, Carol Wirgman (East Orange, New Jersey, USA).
1941, James Graham & Sons (New York, New York, USA).
1945, dealer, Victor Spark (New York, New York, USA);
1945-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Exhibition of Portraits Painted by the Late Gilbert Stuart, Esq. Exh. cat., Boston Anthenaeum. Boston, 1828, no. 204.

Catalogue of an Exhibition of Portraits by Charles Willson Peale and James Peale and Rembrandt Peale. Exh. cat., Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Philadelphia, 1923, p. 209, no. 261.

An Exhibition of American Paintings by Charles Willson Peale, Rembrandt Peale, Raphaelle Peale, Mrs. Rembrandt Peale, James Peale. Exh. cat., 1941, no. 6.

Bulletin of the DIA 25, 3 (1946): pp. 53-54 (ill.).

Four Centuries of American Art. Exh. cat., Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Minneapolis, 1963, no. 105.

The Peale Family and Peale’s Baltimore Museum: 1814-1830. Exh. cat., The Peale Museum. Baltimore, 1965, no. 27.

The Peale Family: Three Generations of American Artists. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1967, pp. 101-102, no. 136.

Smithsonian 10 (April 1975): p. 70 (ill.).

Heritage and Horizon: American Painting, 1776-1976. Exh. cat., Albright-Knox Gallery. Buffalo, 1976, no. 5.

“Family Art Game.” DIA Advertising Supplement. Detroit News/Detroit Free Press (April 18, 1982): p. 7 (ill.).

“Family Art Game.” DIA Advertising Supplement. Detroit News (April 14, 1985): p. 13 (ill.).

100 Masterworks from the Detroit Institute of Arts. New York, 1985, p. 194 (ill.).

Fink, L.M. “Rembrandt Peale in Paris.” The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 110, 1 (January 1986): p. 89 (fig. 38).