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"St. Nicholas. Dec. 6th. A.D. 343"
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This portrait study of the clergyman and scientist Joseph Priestley is related to a completed portrait of the subject in the American Philosophical Society. Peale's study of Priestley remained in his possession and passed into the collection of the Peale Museum; it was purchased by the donor at the sale of that museum in 1854.
Gift of Thomas Jefferson Bryan
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