Young Man, between 1845 and 1850

  • American

Oil on academy board

  • Unframed: 18 1/4 × 14 3/4 inches (46.4 × 37.5 cm)
  • Framed: 24 3/4 × 21 1/4 × 1 3/4 inches (62.9 × 54 × 4.4 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Detroit News Nancy Brown Experience Column Picture Fund

35.104

Department

American Art before 1950

  • Romantic
  • Oil
  • Academy board
  • Portrait
  • Man
  • Painting (visual work)
  • Bust
  • United states

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Inscribed, on verso: Presented to Secretary Daniel Edgar Sickles, London, 1855

Provenance

by 1855, Daniel Edgar Sickles (London, England); by 1935, dealer, Gabriel Wells (New York, New York, USA); 1935-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Burroughs, Clyde H. “Portrait of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Rembrandt Peale.” Bulletin of the DIA, 15, 3 (December 1935): p. 39. [as Longfellow] ________________. “Paintings by Peales.” Bulletin of the DIA, 23, 7 (April 1944): p. 56. [as Longfellow] Jensen, Oliver. “The Peales.” American Heritage, 6,3 (April 1955): p. 44. [as Longfellow]

Rights Status

American, Young Man, between 1845 and 1850, oil on academy board. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Detroit News Nancy Brown Experience Column Picture Fund, 35.104.