Peale, Titian Ramsay, 1799-1885

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Biographical History

Titian Ramsay Peale (1799-1885), an American naturalist and artist, was chief examiner in the United States Patent Office. He was the youngest son of Charles Willson Peale. He showed an early aptitude for art and was working as a scientific illustrator while still an adolescent. He took part in several expeditions as artist and naturalist, including one in 1817 with Thomas Say, George Ord, and William Maclure to the coastal regions of Georgia and Florida; 1819 as assistant naturalist on Stephen Harriman Long's expedition to the Rocky Mountains; and as assistant naturalist for the United States Exploring Expedition. Peale died in Philadelphia in 1885.


  • Library of Congress. NACO. Control Number: n 85369245
  • American Philosophical Society. Finding Aid for Titian Ramsay Peale Sketches. 1817-1875. Retrieved on July 30, 2012 from

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