About This Artwork

Charles Willson Peale
American, 1741–1827

John Nicholson, 1790

Oil on canvas
91.5 x 70 cm (36 x 27 1/2 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Carter H. Harrison, 1952.1000

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Canada, Vancouver Art Gallery, Two Hundred Years of American Painting, March 8-April 3, 1955, no. 7 (ill. 7).

Detroit Institute of Arts, The Peale Family: Three Generations of American Artists, January 18-March 5, no. 42 (ill. p. 59).

Utica, N.Y., Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, March 26-May 7, 1967.

Chapel Hill, N.C., The William Hayes Ackland Memorial Art Center, The Age of Dunlap: The Arts of the Young Republic, Nov. 1-29, 1968.

Harrisburg, Pa., State Museum of Pennsylvania, The Commonwealth and the Constitution, May 1, 1987-February 28, 1988, no. cat. published.

Publication History

Charles Coleman Sellers, Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Vol. 59 (1969), p. 74.

Carl B. Lechner, Erie: Link to the Great Lakes (Erie County Historical Society, 1994), p. 21 ill.

Judith A. Barter et al, American Arts at The Art Institute of Chicago: From Colonial Times to World War I (Art Institute of Chicago, 1998).

Ownership History

The Nicholson Family. Mr. and Mrs. Carter H. Harrison, by 1952; given by them to the Art Institute, 1952.

Interpretive Resources

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