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On offer here are two handwritten signed letters from celebrated American artist Rembrandt Peale. Letter from 1823 mentions The Court of Death (1820) which deals with life, old age, death, and morality. This painting is currently in the Detroit Institute of the Arts. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.Letter from 1852 mentions a portrait of George Washington which he painted from life in 1796 when he was eighteen-years-old and Washington was sixty-four-years-old. This painting is currently in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.This lot also includes 1942 letter and mailer from a New York City art collector who references four paintings that Peale did of George Washington.
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