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Rembrandt Peale Art Auction/ Rembrandt Peale Painting Auction Sells $32,000 Art Work

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Rembrandt Peale Art Auction

Our last Rembrandt Peale painting auction aka as our Rembrandt Peale art auction was a tremendous success with a Rembrandt Peale painting selling for $32,000.  Today, in a Rembrandt Peale art auction, this same Rembrandt Peale artwork might sell for over $100,000.  Other Rembrandt Peale paintings of American Founding Fathers, especially George Washington, painted from life, have sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars.  Here is the description:

1812 portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte Rembrandt Peale painting, noted American Neoclassical painter and son of acclaimed artist Charles Willson Peale. Painted by the famed portrait artist who captured the likenesses of nearly all of the important statesmen of the 18th century, including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. This compelling 22.5″ x 27.5″ oil on canvas comes with a fascinating backstory. Since Bonaparte was unwilling to sit for any artists, Peale spent hours sketching the Emperor on public occasions, such as during the procession of deputies in the Champ de Mars where Bonaparte sat still for hours on end. Contrary to the famously romanticized, larger than life interpretations of the French dictator by such artists as Jacques-Louis David, here Peale offers a very human-scale Bonaparte. Peale employs a palette of muted burgundies and blacks, soft lighting and an echo of the background wine-colored drapery in Bonaparte’s scarf. Painting comes with a transcript of the letter Peale gave to artist Thomas Hollingsworth Morris, original owner of the portrait, datelined Philadelphia, 26 January 1858. Letter reads as follows: “Dear Sir, The Portrait you allude to, is an Original Study of the Head of Napoleon Bonaparte, which I made in Paris, in the Year 1812 (not when he was 1st Consul)–but Emperor). It was the result of many paintings, after seeing him at Reviews & other occasions – for he had decided never to sit to any Artist, after the design to assassinate him by Cerachi [sic] the Sculptor who was making a Bust of him–The same Cerachi who was in this Country & made a Bust of our Washington, which is more like Cerachi himself than like Washington. He was guilliotined [sic]. This Head, the effort of repeated Memories, David the Emperor’s Painter thought a good likeness. I am sorry you did not subscribe your address, as I should like to see this Portrait again when I visit Baltimore. Respectfully Yours, Rembrandt Peale (signed).” An excellent portrait of the legendary military genius by an American master portraitist.  Excellent Rembrandt Peale painting at our Rembrandt Peale art auction sold for $32,000.

Rembrandt Peale Art Auction Rembrandt Peale's Painting of "Napoleon"

Rembrandt Peale’s Painting of “Napoleon” Sold at NateDSanders.com Rembrandt Peale Art Auction

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