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Christian Schuessele
(American, 1824-1879)
Philadelphia Interior: Getting Ready for School, 1856
Oil on canvas, 32 × 40 inches
Signed and dated at lower right: "C. Schuessele/Philada.1856."
Exhibited: "The Thirty-Fifth Annual Exhibition of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1858, no. 130."
 

RS 6534


Born in Alsace, France, Christian Schussele was trained in the academic style in Paris and studied with Paul Delaroche (1797–1856) and Adolphe Yvon (1817–1893). He immigrated to the United States around 1848 and settled in Philadelphia where he worked as a lithographer for the noted firm P. S. Duval. He began to concentrate exclusively on painting when his historical work Clear the Track (1854) achieved public acclaim and was engraved by John Sartain (1808–1897). Schussele exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1851 to 1869, and was a professor there from 1868 to until his death in 1879; Thomas Eakins (1844–1916) was one of his students. He also exhibited at the Great Central Fair in Philadelphia in 1864, at the Boston Athenaeum in 1858 and 1868, and at the Brooklyn Art Association in 1872.

 



  


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