Painting Collection

The Cayuga Museum holds 217 paintings by both local and nationally known artists. An inventory and cataloging project of the paintings was recently completed and we now need help providing upgraded storage solutions for this incredible collection.

These portraits of Howard and Sophie Soule by Sheldon Peck are representative of our collection, and staff favorites.

Sheldon Peck (1797-1868) was a noted folk artist and staunch abolitionist. Born in Vermont, he was most likely a self-taught painter. His earliest works in the 1820s were portraits characterized by dark colors and plain backgrounds, much like his paintings of Howard and Sophie Soule that we hold in our collection. 

Howard and Sophie Soule were married in 1815 and lived in Sennett NY, where Howard was elected Justice of the Peace in 1829. Painted in his earlier style, these portraits were created in the early 1830s. 

Status: Available | $500
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