Belfield Farm, ca. 1816

  • Charles Willson Peale, American, 1741-1827

Oil on canvas

  • Unframed: 10 3/4 × 15 5/8 inches (27.3 × 39.7 cm)
  • Framed: 14 5/8 × 19 1/2 × 2 1/4 inches (37.1 × 49.5 × 5.7 cm)

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Irving Levitt

63.238

On View

  • American W271

Department

American Art before 1950

  • Federal
  • Oil
  • Canvas
  • Trees
  • Fence
  • Road
  • Painting (visual work)
  • Landscape
  • United states

Provenance

possibly the artist's grandson. Augustus Runyon Peale. Ralph L. Parkinson. Dr. and Mrs. Irving Levitt (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA); 1963-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

The Institute Collects: A Selective Survey of Additions to the Collections, 1959-1964. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1964 (pl. 14). Woods, Willis F., ed. Paintings in the Detroit Institute of Arts: A Checklist of the Paintings Acquired Before June 1965. Detroit, 1965, p. 85. Sellers, Charles Coleman. Charles Willson Peale: A Biography. New York, 1969, pp. 41-42, no. S 109 (ill.). The Peale Family: Three Generations of American Artists. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1976, pp. 20, 72, no. 66. Nygren, Edward, et al. View and Visions: American Landscape Before 1830. Exh. cat., Wadsworth Atheneum. Hartford, CT, 1986, pp. 278-280. Shaw, Nancy Rivard, et al. American Paintings in the Detroit Institute of Arts, Volume I. New York, 1991, pp. 149, 151-152, no. 66 (ill.).

Rights Status

Charles Willson Peale, Belfield Farm, ca. 1816, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Irving Levitt, 63.238.