Thursday, August 21, 2008

John Thomas Peele

[The Knitting Lesson] 1858
oil on canvas
1822 - 1897.
Painter of genre, landscape and portraits. Born in Peterborough but at 12 emigrated to America with his parents and settled in Buffalo where he began to paint. Studied in New York then worked in Albany for several years as a portrait painter. Returned to NY but about 1851 returned to London and lived there apart from some recorded stays in Liverpool and the Isle of Man. Exhibited at the RA and elsewhere. Often featured children as subjects.

[Feeding the Pets] 1852
oil on canvas

[The approach of an enemy] 1861
oil on canvas

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