Titian Ramsay Peale, self portrait, 1845.
flipFlip to Thomas Say, by Charles Willson Peale, 1817.
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Head and shoulders sketch

Credit: ©National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Edgar L. Smith, Jr.

The sixteenth child and youngest son of Charles Willson Peale, Titian Ramsay Peale (1799 -1885) began his study of natural history while assisting his father on excursions in search of specimens for the Peale Museum. A member of the scientific teams on the Academy of Natural Sciences 1817 expedition to Florida and Georgia, the Long expedition to Rocky Mountains in 1819, and United States Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842, Peale provided illustrations for Thomas Say's American Entomology (1824-28) and Charles Lucien Bonaparte's American Ornithology (1825-33).

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