Author Archives: William Keyse Rudolph

About William Keyse Rudolph

Curator of American Art and Decorative Arts As curator of American art and Decorative arts, William focuses on the Museum's collections of American painting, sculpture, ceramics, glass, furniture, and textiles from the 17th to the 20th centuries. A self-admitted portraiture geek, he also not-so-secretly likes European porcelain, all portrait miniatures, over-the-top 19th Century historical revival objects, coffee, state fairs, cheeseburgers, and all dogs.

From the Collection–Step into my Parlor (Cabinet)

One of my favorite decorative art objects in the Museum’s permanent collection is actually a rather bewildering piece. It’s an enormous Parlor Cabinet, designed and produced sometime between 1860-1870 by Alexandre Roux (1813-1866), a French-born cabinetmaker who moved to New … Continue reading

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Who’s That Girl?

For years, she was just a pretty face. Now, we’re close to identifying the sitter of this elegant portrait by artist Rembrandt Peale (1778-1860). When this portrait was given to the Museum in 1961 by Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Berger, … Continue reading

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Refreshed Look for the American Paintings Galleries

The newly reinstalled galleries in the Museum’s lower level offer a survey of the American paintings collections from the Colonial era to the turn of the 20th century.  The nearly fifty objects on view showcase not only a history of … Continue reading

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