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 Titian Ramsay Peale

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Titian Ramsay Peale

  • Birth 17 Nov 1799 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 13 Mar 1885 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Section 8, Lot 74 unmarked grave
  • Memorial ID 22728

Artist. Born shortly after the death of his elder half brother, Titian Ramsay, this youngest of Charles Willson Peale's seventeen children was named Titian Ramsay as well. He, like most of his siblings, trained with his father as an artist and naturalist from a young age, and he began collecting and drawing insects as a boy. His drawings were published in American Entomology as early as 1816. He studied anatomy at the University of Pennsylvania, where he made drawings of the specimens in the University's collections. In 1818, he accompanied an expedition to Florida to record the native flora and fauna. He provided illustrations for American Entomology from 1824 to 1828 and for American Ornithology from 1825 to 1833. In 1833, he was elected to the American Philosophical Society. He was regarded as a top field naturalist, an expert taxidermist, and illustrator. On August 18, 1838, he set sail as a member of the South Seas Exploring Expedition as chief naturalist. Peale's expedition report, Mammalia and Ornithology, was initially suppressed due to objections by his colleagues; an altered version was published in 1858. He also assisted his brother Franklin in running the Philadelphia Museum, and became a pioneer in the art of photography. He became an Assistant Examiner at the Patent Office where he worked for almost 25 years. He wrote and illustrated a catalog of Lepidoptera of the New World, The Butterflies of North America, though it was never published. The manuscript is in the collections of the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

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  • Added: 12 Jun 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22728
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Titian Ramsay Peale (17 Nov 1799–13 Mar 1885), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22728, citing Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .