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Sarah Miriam Peale

View of the museum from outside showing the Neoclassical building from one corner. The building is a tan-colored stone with an arched doorway, long vertical windows, and detailed molding around the roof.

NMWA at the National Gallery: Historical Heroines

Posted: April 20, 2022
Category: Sarah Miriam Peale
Just a mile from their home at NMWA, 11 collection works are on display at the National Gallery. Learn about works by Sarah Miriam Peale and Cecilia Beaux as presented...
Realistic half-portrait of a light-skinned woman, set against a dark background, with her face brightly illuminated as she gazes directly at the viewer. She is clad in dark Victorian dress with her hair pinned up under a hat adorned with a red velvet bow.

5 Fast Facts: Rachel Ruysch

Posted: June 2, 2015
Category: Sarah Miriam Peale
Impress your friends with five fast facts about Rachel Ruysch, whose work will be on view at NMWA in Super Natural, June 5–September 13, 2015.
A still life painting featuring an asymmetrical arrangement of flowers; the central section features pink, orange, yellow, and blue flowers and is dramatically highlighted compared to the background and outer edge of arrangement.

Decoding 19th-Century American Portraiture: Isaac and Susan Avery

Posted: January 12, 2010
Category: Sarah Miriam Peale
Learn more about painter Sarah Miriam Peale, whose pendant portraits of Isaac and Susan Avery (1821) are featured in the NMWA collection.