Raphaelle Peale

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Raphaelle Peale

American

Born 1774 - Died 1825

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The son of the famous colonial painter and scientist Charles Willson Peale, Raphaelle assisted his father in the establishment of a natural history museum, wrote papers describing new designs for stoves and fireplaces, patented a process for preserving ships' bottoms and pilings from marine worms, published a theory of the universe, and developed recipes for preserving specimens at the Peale Museum. As a boy he learned oil and miniature portraiture in his father's studio and later became the first American still life painter of note.

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