Mr. Peale shot several birds, among which was a Nicobar pigeon; some interesting plants and corals were also added.
For the origin of Peale's Museum, see our volume ix, p. 55, note 22.
Mr. Peale returned to his own country, not satisfied however, because Italy itself was yet unseen.
Peale painted that also, and presented it to Maryland, his native State, in 1794.
Baltimore's historic playhouse, Peale's Museum, was the first in all the land to be set aglow by the new illuminant.
Mr. Peale has also travelled in South America, and his health was still suffering from his visit to that country.
Peale drove along an unused road that deflected from the one running to the Jack Pot.
I saw him once at Peale's, and again at Frolics on the roof.
In such works as the "Babes in the Wood," Peale seems to foreshadow the genre art which has been so long coming to us.
Peale, who was called the soldier-artist, was once visiting Washington at Mount Vernon.