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Raphael Peale
Birth: Feb. 17, 1774
Anne Arundel County
Maryland, USA
Death: Mar. 3, 1825
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Artist. Born Raphaelle Peale in Annapolis, Maryland, the fifth child, though eldest surviving, of Charles Willson Peale and his first wife Rachel Brewer. As with all the Peale children, Raphael was trained by his father as an artist. Early in his career, the pair collaborated on portraits. On some commissions, Raphael painted miniatures while his brother, Rembrandt, painted full size portraits. In 1792, he made a trip to South America in order to collect specimens for the Peale's Museum. In 1797, with his brother Rembrandt, he traveled to Charleston, S.C., where they attempted to establish another museum. The plan fell through, however, and Raphael returned to painting miniatures. He married Martha McGlather at about that same time, and with her had eight children. For about two years beginning in 1803, Raphael toured Virginia with the ‘physiognotrace,' a profile making machine, with which he was briefly successful. In August 1808, he was hospitalized with delirium tremens, exacerbated by severe gout. By 1813, he was unable to walk without crutches. After the downturn in his health, in an era when most artists considered still life a subject worthy only of amateurs, he devoted himself almost exclusively to still life painting. It is for these works he is best known. Raphael Peale is today considered the founder of the American still life school. His work was on frequent exhibit at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts between 1814 and 1818. After reportedly indulging in a night of heavy drinking, his health destroyed, Raphael died at age 51 at his home in Philadelphia. (bio by: Iola) 
Family links: 
  Charles Willson Peale (1741 - 1827)
  Rachel Brewer Peale (1744 - 1790)
  Martha McGlathery Peale (1775 - 1852)*
  Sophonisba Peale (1802 - 1878)*
  Edmund Peale (1805 - 1851)*
  Reuben Peale (1808 - 1891)*
  Raphael Peale (1774 - 1825)
  Angelica Kauffman Peale Robinson (1775 - 1853)*
  Rembrandt Peale (1778 - 1860)*
  Rubens Peale (1784 - 1865)*
  Sophonisba Angusciola Peale Sellers (1786 - 1859)*
  Titian Ramsay Peale (1799 - 1885)**
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Saint Peter's Episcopal Churchyard
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
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