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Coleman Sellers


c. 1834


Rembrandt Peale
American, 1778–1860

About this artwork

Coleman Sellers (1781-1834) married Rembrandt Peale’s sister, Sofonisba Anguissola (1786-1859), in 1805. Sellers, an engineer and inventor, financed several of Peale’s European trips, taken to further the artist’s education and career. This painting was probably completed shortly after Seller’s unexpected death; an earlier version of the work (private collection) was completed in 1832.


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Arts of the Americas


Rembrandt Peale


Coleman Sellers


United States (Artist's nationality:)

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c. 1834


Oil on canvas


76.2 × 64.1 cm (30 × 25 in.)

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Bequest of Mary Morley Sellers

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