Sunday, May 19, 2013

Rosalba Peale Underwood (1799-1874)

Rosalba is the eldest daughter of Rembrant Peale, portrayed here in her early twenties. Rembrandt tutored his daughter in art and raised her to be an independent and strong minded woman. Although Rosa had many suitors she refued to marry "the everyday man" and did not wed until she was sixty two. She was buried in Woodlands Cemetary, Philadelphia. NFS

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