The Art of the Peales in the Philadelphia Museum of Art: Adaptations and InnovationsStaircase Group and Raphaelle Peale’s still lifes, as well as lesser-known but engaging pictures like Rubens Peale’s English Magpie Eating Cake, Carol Eaton Soltis traces the family’s history and reveals how the Peales’ energy, innovation, and entrepreneurship paved the way for generations of American artists. Rigorously researched and generously illustrated, The Art of the Peales is an essential and wide-ranging study that considers the family’s substantial output and contextualizes their historical legacy. Examining the ways that the Peales instructed, influenced, supported, and competed with one another, this book is full of revelations on a family that remained a transformative force in America’s cultural life for more than a century. About the Author Carol Eaton Soltis is a Project Associate Curator, American Art, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Hardcover 9 3/4 x 12” upright 344 pages 234 color illustrations ISBN 978-0-87633-277-1