1991 · Pittsburgh, PA
by Miller, Lilian B. and David C. Ward (editors)
Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1991. Hardcover. VG+/VG+. Black cloth. xviii, 316 pp. 1 color, 103 bw repros. "...the collection of fifteen essays by eleven distingushed scholars provides stimulating assessment of Peale's life and achievements. Some essays were commissioned for the book, while others previously published have been updated...The essays summarize the artists life and work, from his beginnings as a student of Benjamin West in London, through the painting of his major works-examined in close detail-his museum, his mechanical inventions, and his artistic creation of a popular garden and experimental farm in Belfield." Any reading on Peale is bound to be stimulating, and this new book adds some fresh insights. He epitomized the multifaceted self-education common of the scientific men of the early republic, and the way they interweaved so many different disciplines into their daily activities and studies. 14 page index at rear.
(Inventory #: 1129)