Philadelphia Museum of Art Acquires Exceptionally Rare Early 19th Century Portrait of an African-American by Charles Willson Peale

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has acquired the painting Yarrow Mamout, 1819, an exceptionally rare portrait of an African-American by Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827), one of the most renowned American artists of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Depicting an aged man who had been born in Guinea in western Africa, taken into slavery … Continue reading Philadelphia Museum of Art Acquires Exceptionally Rare Early 19th Century Portrait of an African-American by Charles Willson Peale

A Visit to the Grand-daddy of Antiques Shows

Since the show's beginnings in the early 1980s, the Heart of Country show has been one of the premiere destinations for fans of Americana in the Country. This year dealer Bettianne Sweeney, who promotes her own Americana-themed show the weekend after Thanksgiving in Virginia, was crossing having a booth at the Heart of Country off … Continue reading A Visit to the Grand-daddy of Antiques Shows

Poor Hannah

George Fuller is not the best known of American painters. In fact some may say he’s bordering on forgotten. His name may more often bring to mind another fellow known for inventing the modern skyscraper. George A. Fuller, however likely needed the initial to distinguish himself from the famed artist. The death of George Fuller … Continue reading Poor Hannah