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Still Life with Cake by Raphaelle Peale

    Still Life with Cake by Raphaelle Peale

    Still Life with Cake by Raphaelle Peale was created in 1818. The painting is in Metropolitan Museum of Art New York. The size of the work is 27,3 x 38,7 cm and is made of oil on wood.

    This typical still life by Raphaelle Peale, the son of Charles Willson Peale, may have been the picture exhibited in 1819 at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts as “Still Life—Wine, Cakes, Grapes, &c.” A similar picture dating from the same year is in the Detroit Institute of Arts. Peale’s tightly grouped still lifes are often permeated with a delicate melancholy akin to that which characterized the life of the artist;.. Read more in Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    About the Artist: American painter Raphaelle Peale was born in Annapolis, Maryland. Raphaelle was trained by his father as an artist. Early in his career, the pair collaborated on portraits. In 1793, he made a trip to South America in order to collect specimens for the Peale Museum founded by his father. He exhibited five portraits and eight other paintings, probably still lifes, at the Columbianum, Philadelphia in 1794. His first professional exhibition… Read more

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