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Charles Willson Peale (1741–1827)

Peale, Charles Willson. An American artist, inventor, and miscellaneous writer; born in Maryland, April 16, 1741; died in Philadelphia, Feb. 22, 1827. He attained distinction as a portrait painter, and also as a naturalist. He wrote: ‘Essay on Building Wooden Bridges’ (1797); ‘Discourse Introductory to a Course of Lectures on Natural History’ (1800); ‘Domestic Happiness’ (1816).