• Important American Paintings,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2225

    Important American Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    2 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 66

    Raphaelle Peale (1774-1825)

    Still Life

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Raphaelle Peale (1774-1825)
    Still Life
    signed and dated 'Raphaelle Peale Feby 22.1815/Philadelphia' (lower right)
    oil on panel
    10 x 15 in. (25.4 x 38.1 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Oliver Hopkinson Collection, 1891.
    The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Atwater Kent Museum of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with proceeds benefitting the Museum Collection Fund and The Historical Society of Pennsylvania


    Literature

    J. MacAgy and D. MacAgy, Illusionism & Trompe l'Oeil: An Idea Illustrated by an Exhibition Held at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, exhibition catalogue, San Francisco, California, 1949, p. 31, no. 67, illustrated.
    Peale Museum, Rendezvous For Taste: Peale's Baltimore Museum, 1814 to 1830: An Exhibition Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Peale Museum, The Municipal Museum of the City of Baltimore, 1931-1956, exhibition catalogue, Baltimore, Maryland, 1956, p. 14, no. 64, illustrated.
    C.C. Sellers, Raphaelle Peale, exhibition catalogue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1959, n.p., no. 5, illustrated (as Still Life with Herring).
    Allentown Art Museum, Four Centuries of Still Life: A Catalogue of the Inaugural Exhibition, exhibition catalogue, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1959, n.p., no. 78, pl. 78, illustrated.
    C.H. Elam, The Peale Family: Three Generations of American Artists, exhibition catalogue, Detroit, Michigan, 1967, n.p., no. 129 (as Still Life with Herring).
    H.E. Dickson, Arts of the Young Republic: The Age of William Dunlap, exhibition catalogue, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1968, n.p., no. 114.
    A.V. Frankenstein, The Reality of Appearance: The Trompe l'Oeil Tradition in American Painting, exhibition catalogue, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1970, pp. 36-37, no. 5, illustrated (as Still Life with Dried Fish).
    H.E. Dickson, Masterworks by Pennsylvania Painters in Pennsylvania Collections, University Park, Pennsylvania, 1972, n.p., no. 4, illustrated.
    N.B. Wainwright, Paintings and Miniatures at The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1974, pp. 130, 300, illustrated.
    University of Pennsylvania Hospital, 1975 Antiques Show, exhibition catalogue, p. 38, no. 22.
    W.H. Gerdts, Painters of the Humble Truth: Masterpieces of American Still Life, 1801-1939, Columbia, Missouri, 1982, p. 58, fig. 3.8, illustrated (as A Herring).
    W.T. Oedel, Philadelphia Portrait, 1682-1982, exhibition catalogue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1982, n.p.
    Whitney Museum of American Art, Three American Families: A Tradition of Artistic Pursuit, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1983, n.p., illustrated.
    N. Cikovsky, Jr., Raphaelle Peale Still Lifes, exhibition catalogue, Washington, D.C., 1988, pp. 45, 128, no. 29, illustrated (as Still Life with Dried Fish [A Herring]).
    L.B. Miller, "Father and Son: The Relationship of Charles Willson Peale and Raphaelle Peale," The American Art Journal, vol. XXV, 1993, p. 24, illustrated.
    L.B. Miller, ed., The Peale Family: Creation of a Legacy 1770-1870, exhibition catalogue, New York, 1996, p. 138, fig. 3.2, illustrated (as Still Life with Dried Fish [A Herring]).


    Exhibited

    (Probably) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Annual Exhibition, 1815, no. 98 (as Herring).
    Baltimore, Maryland, Peale's Baltimore Museum, First Annual Exhibition, 1822, no. 126.
    San Francisco, California, Palace of the Legion of Honor, Illusionism & Trompe l'Oeil, May 3-June 12, 1949, no. 67.
    Baltimore, Maryland, Peale Museum, Municipal Museum of the City of Baltimore, Rendezvous for Taste, February 22-April 22, 1956, no. 64.
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Milwaukee Art Center, and elsewhere, Raphaelle Peale, January 15-February 15, 1959, no. 5 (as Still Life with Herring).
    Allentown, Pennsylvania, Allentown Art Museum, and elsewhere, Four Centuries of Still Life, December 12, 1959-January 31, 1960, no. 78.
    Detroit, Michigan, Detroit Institute of Arts, and elsewhere, The Peale Family: Three Generations of American Artists, January 18-March 5, 1967, no. 129 (as Still Life with Herring).
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina, University of North Carolina, W.H. Ackland Memorial Art Center, Arts of the Young Republic: The Age of William Dunlap, November 2-December 1, 1968, no. 114.
    Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, and elsewhere, The Reality of Appearance: The Trompe l'Oeil Tradition in American Painting, March 21-May 3, 1970, no. 5 (as Still Life with Dried Fish).
    University Park, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State University Museum of Art, Masterworks by Pennsylvania Painters in Pennsylvania Collections, October 8-November 5, 1972, no. 4.
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 103rd Engineers Armory, 1975 Antiques Show, April 14-April 19, 1975.
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Portrait, 1682-1982, June 7-December 3, 1982.
    New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Three American Families: A Tradition of Artistic Pursuit, September 8-October 26, 1983.
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Mentors and Peers of Rembrandt Peale, July 1984-January 1986.
    Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, and elsewhere, Raphaelle Peale Still Lifes, October 16, 1988-January 29, 1989, no. 29 (as Still Life with Dried Fish [A Herring]).
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Finding Philadelphia's Past, December 2, 1989-1997.