Sellers, Charles Coleman. Mr. Peale's Museum. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, February 1980.

This book illuminates Charles Willson Peale's radical–at the time–idea of creating a museum that could be visited by and learned from by everyone. As the flap jacket description indicates, "We see Peale, democrat to the core, pedagogue at heart, amateur yet rigorous scientist, delightful eccentric and utter optimist…". (The painting The Artist in His Museum is the book's cover image.)

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…But What Does It Mean? Symbolism in Artwork
Charles Willson Peale

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