Portrait of Hannah Scudder Stryker, 1840, attributed to Rembrandt Peale

 
Portrait of Hannah Scudder Stryker, 1840, attributed to Rembrandt Peale
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Portrait of Hannah Scudder Stryker, painted circa 1840, strong attribution to Rembrandt Peale. Oil on canvas, 26” x 31”, in the original frame (38” x 44”).

Hanna Scudder Stryker, (1804-1842) was the daughter of John Scudder of Scudder Falls, Mercer County, NJ; wife of Thomas J Stryker of Trenton; and mother of Gen. William S. Stryker. It is believed that this portrait was painted two years before her death. Complete family history accompanies this painting.

Rembrandt Peale (1778-1860), son of Charles Willson Peale, was a well-known portrait, miniature, and historical painter.  Born in Bucks County, PA, Rembrandt painted his first portrait in 1791 and did the first of his famous George Washington portraits in 1795.  In 1797 he opened a museum in Baltimore with his brother Raphaelle.  He studied at the Royal Academy in London 1802-1803 before returning to settle in Philadelphia.  He studied in Europe, mainly Paris between 1800-1810 where he wa sinspired to take up historical painting.  He moved to New York City in 1822 and was a founder of the National Academy in 1826.  After returning to Europe several times, he settled permanently in Philadelphia (excerpted from The New York Historical Society;s Dictionary of Artists in America)

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