Anna Claypoole Peale
In 1805, she sold her first paintings. She specialized in miniature portraits. She exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, submitting a still life in 1811, and three miniatures in 1814.
Charles Willson Peale said:
Her merit in miniature painting brings her into high estimation, and so many Ladies and Gentleman desire to sit for her that she frequently is obliged to raise her prices.
She was the daughter (one of six children) of Mary Chambers Claypoole (1753–1829) and painter James Peale (under whom she studied). She was the sister of Sarah Miriam Peale, Maria Peale, and Margaretta Peale, and the niece of Charles Willson Peale, all of whom were artists.
In 1841, she married General William Duncan.
She died in Philadelphia, where she was buried in The Woodlands Cemetery.
- Academician, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, USA (1824)
- "Q and Art: Anna Claypoole Peale". Smithsonian American Arts Museum. March 20, 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2013.
- Miller, Lillian B. (1996). The Peale family: creation of a legacy, 1770-1870. Abbeville Press. ISBN 9780789202062.
- American portrait miniatures in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2010. ISBN 9781588393579.
- "Anna Claypoole Peale (1791-1878)". National Women's History Museum. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
- Concise Dictionary of Women Artists. Taylor & Francis. 2001. ISBN 9781579583354.
- "Anna Claypoole Peale". CLARA Database of Women in the Arts. National Museum of Women in the Arts. Archived from the original on 2010-11-26. Retrieved 2010-11-26.
In 1824, she and her sister Sarah Miriam became the first women to be elected members of the Pennsylvania Academy.
- Anna Claypoole Peale at the Smithsonian American Art Museum
- Anna Claypoole Peale at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
- Article at the Rosenbach Museum, Philadelphia
- Anna Claypoole Peale at Find a Grave
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