19th Century

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Rembrandt Peale’s portrait of two of his daughters, The Sisters (1826), is interesting as much for the family it relates to as for the painting itself.

Peale’s father, Charles Wilson Peale, was a portraitist, amateur scientist, and the founder of the Philadelphia Museum.

Rembrandt Peale and his eccentrically named siblings continued their father’s renaissance-man accomplishments: Rembrandt and Rubens worked in museums; the two of them, Titian, and Raphaelle were artists; Franklin was a civil servant and officer of the Philadelphia Mint; and Titian was a scientist.

The Tenenbaum-esque family didn’t stop at that generation. Rosalba Peale, pictured holding a paintbrush and sitting in front of her sister Eleanor Peale Jacobs, often served as an assistant to her father.

There’s only one person left on Earth who was alive in the 1800s.   Source

The death of 116-year-old Susannah Mushatt Jones in May 2016 made Emma Morano, born November 29, 1899,  the only person in the world who was alive before 1900. When she was informed of her new title, she was happy to have the honor, but said “My word, I’m as old as the hills.”