Highlights from the Fielding Collection of Early American Art: Sheldon Peck Portrait


Jonathan Fielding talks about an untitled portrait painted in the 1820s by Sheldon Peck. The painting was uncovered in 1997 by the popular television series Antiques Roadshow. Peck, an itinerant artist and one of the best-known painters of the time, was an abolitionist, an activist in the temperance movement and a proponent of universal education.

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