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Portrait of Governor William Moultrie
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Portrait of Governor William Moultrie


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Description This may be the original drawing for the copper engraving used as a frontispiece by Gideon Fairman in William Moultrie, "Memoirs of the American Revolution," vol. I (New York, 1802). The French inscription has been identified by Professor Gilbert Chinard and Mr. Stewart W. Jackson as the handwriting of Michelange Bernard de Mangourit (1752-1829), who was appointed French consul at Charlston in 1792 and who seems to have remained there until 1795 or 1796.
Exhibitions
  • Charles Fraser of Charleston. Gibbes Memorial Art Gallery, Charleston. 1983.
Provenance William T. Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1897, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest [in 5 West Mount Vernon Place].
Inscriptions [Signature and date] Lower left, around edge of portrait oval: Charles Fraser - So. Carolina 1802; [Inscription] Bottom center: His Excellcy William Moultrie Late Governor of the State of S. Carolina / Major General in the American Revolutionary War; [Inscription] Bottom center, attributed to Michelange Bernard de Mangourit (1752-1829), French consul at Charlston, SC: je suis fure [sic] destitué en 1793; il m’offrit une de ses terres pour azyle: Toujours dans mon coeur!
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters

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Period
1802
Medium
India-ink wash, with white on paper
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.1942
Measurements
H of image: 5 × W: 3 7/8 in. (12.7 × 9.8 cm); H of paper: 7 1/4 × W: 5 5/8 in. (18.42 × 14.29 cm)
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  • USA (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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