Mr. Peale's Museum: Charles Willson Peale and the First Popular Museum of Natural Science and Art
by Sellers, Charles Coleman
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc, 1980. Hardcover. G (DJ has substantial edge wear and fading to outer spine; book block edges have some foxing; page surfaces are clean.). Maroon cloth, red illus. dust jacket. 370 pp. 13 color plates and 125+ bw illus. The definitive investigation into the life and career of American painter Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827) and his revolutionary idea to found the world's first popular museum of natural sciences and art. An informative study of the artist and the institution, Sellers depicts Peale's vision to build a museum and chronicles its popularity and growth.
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