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David Gelston

1792
18th Century
25 5/8 x 21 5/8 in. (65.1 x 54.9 cm)

Charles Willson Peale, American, (1741–1827)

Object Type: PAINTINGS
Creation Place: North America
Medium and Support: Oil on canvas
Accession Number: 90-P-371
Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827) - painter, patriot, writer, inventor, farmer, scientist, naturalist, and founder of one of America’s first museums - is one of the best-known past residents of the land now occupied by La Salle University’s campus. Peale resided at his "retirement" home, Belfield estate, in northwest Germantown from 1810 to 1821, and his house still stands on our campus as a National Historic Landmark.

David Gelston (1744-1828) was a prominent New York City businessman and politician, who served as a representative from New York in the Continental Congress of 1789, the last under the Articles of Confederation. The 47-year-old Gelston was a member of the New York State Senate when he commissioned Peale to paint his and his wife and child's portraits in 1792.
Current Location: Art Museum : 18 C Gallery

Exhibitions


- New Acquisitions, La Salle University Art Museum, Fall, 1990.

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