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Famous portrait painter Rembrandt Peale dies at his home in Philadelphia

Rembrandt Peale, Brady image, detail
10/03/1860
Rembrandt Peale was the most famous American painter when he died at his home in Philadelphia, aged eighty-two.  Born in 1778 - he shared a birthday with George Washington - he was the son of well-known artist Charles Wilson Peale in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and trained in Paris and London.  He is best known today for his prolific output of portrait paintings, notably of George Washington,Thomas Jefferson, and John Marshall.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Death of Rembrandt Peale," New York Times, October 5, 1860. 

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