Artist attributed to Rembrandt Peale, American, 1778-1860
Title
  • Man Reading by Candlelight
Date between 1805 and 1808
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 55 × 45 inches (139.7 × 114.3 cm)
Framed: 62 1/2 × 53 × 3 1/2 inches (158.8 × 134.6 × 8.9 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Director's Discretionary Fund
Accession Number 59.187
Department American Art before 1950
Not On View
Signed Signed, at left: RP [not visible to naked eye]
Private collection (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA).
dealer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA).
1958, Joe Kindig, Jr., & Son (York, Pennsylvania, USA).
1958-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
The Peale Family and Peale’s Baltimore Museum: 1814-1830. Exh. cat., The Peale Museum. Baltimore, 1965.

The Peale Family: Three Generations of American Artists. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1967, pp. 101-102, no. 135 (ill.).

Price, V. Treasury of American Art. Waukesha, WI, 1972, p. 33 (ill.).