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The Peale Family – Rembrandt, Rubens, Raphaelle

Charles Willson Peale (b. 1741) was an American painter. Today he is known not just for his paintings, but also for naming many of his children after painters (and other famous people).

With his first wife Rachel Brewer (m. 1762) he had eleven children:

  • Margaret Jane Peale (b. 1763)
  • James Willson Peale (b. 1765)
  • Eleanor Peale (b. 1770)
  • Margaret Van Bordley Peale (b. 1772)
  • Raphaelle Peale (b. 1774) – named for Raphael
  • Angelica Kauffmann Peale (b.1775) – named for Angelica Kauffman
  • Rembrandt Peale (b. 1778) – named for Rembrandt, just like Rembrandt Bugatti (b. 1884)
  • Titian Ramsay Peale (b. 1780) – named for Titian
  • Rubens Peale (b. 1784) – named for Rubens
  • Sophonisba Anguissola Peale (b. 1786) – named for Sophonisba Anguissola
  • Rosalba Carriera Peale (b. 1788) – named for Rosalba Carriera

Rachel died in 1790. Peale married his second wife, Elizabeth de Peyster, in 1791 and with her had six more children:

  • Vandyke Peale (b. 1792) – named for Anthony van Dyck
  • Charles Linnaeus Peale (b. 1794) – named for Carl Linnaeus
  • Benjamin Franklin Peale (b. 1795) – named for Benjamin Franklin
  • Sybilla Miriam Peale (b. 1797) – named for Maria Sibylla Merian
  • Titian Ramsay Peale (b. 1799) – older brother Titian died in 1798
  • Elizabeth De Peyster Peale (b. 1802)

Like names in the Tollemache-Tollemache and Foss families, names in the Peale family got increasingly inventive over time.

Source: The Children of Elizabeth DePeyster and Charles Willson Peale

Names from France – Géry, Leonetto, Praxède, Rembrandt

Today’s batch of names comes from various museums and exhibits.

In the Louvre, for instance, the first interesting name I spotted was Praxède:

Sainte Praxède painting

Sainte Praxède was painted by Simone Pignoni (1611-1698). This 2nd-century Roman saint, who may not have actually existed, is known as Praxedis in Latin and Prassede in Italian.

The next two were Géry and Gudule:

St. Géry painting
St. Géry description

St. Géry (in Latin: Gaugericus) is the subject, while Sainte-Gudule refers to the church in the background (top left).

I also made notes about the names Théodule and Thadée while in the Louvre, but I didn’t take photos to go with them.

In the Musée d’Orsay, the first name that caught my eye was Leonetto:

yvette guilbert sculpture

Italian poster art designer Leonetto Cappiello (1874-1942) created this sculpture of Yvette Guilbert in 1899.

The next was Cuno:

paysage de neige painting

Swiss painter Cuno Amiet (1868-1961) painted Paysage de Neige in 1904. (The painting is actually quite large and impressive. This photo doesn’t do it justice at all.)

And how could I forget Rembrandt:

madame ettore bugatti sculpture

No, not that Rembrandt…though the Italian sculptor, Rembrandt Bugatti (1884-1916), really was named for the 17th century Dutch painter. (Prophetic, no? And, as a result, a bit confusing for museum-goers.)

And don’t overlook that surname. Rembrandt’s brother was Ettore Bugatti, the famed automobile designer. In fact, the sculpture is of Ettore’s first wife Barbara.

While in the south of France, we visited the Monte Carlo Casino:

Monte Carlo Casino

Just beyond the entrance we found an exhibit of sculptures. I can’t remember the artist’s name, and I wasn’t allowed to take photos, but one was of a female named Madelon, and another was called Ipazia (Italian for Hypatia).

Names from France series: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5