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Portrait of the Marquise de La Fayette
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Portrait of the Marquise de La Fayette


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Description Grimaldi, an English artist of Genoese descent, has portrayed La Fayette (1757-1834) wearing his uniform as colonel-general of the National Guard of Paris. In 1789, the marquis, who had championed the American Revolution, introduced to the National Assembly in Paris a declaration of rights based on the American model.
Exhibitions
  • The Legacy of Lafayette. Fraunces Tavern Museum, New York. 1984-1985.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1789-1792
Medium
watercolor on ivory, gold frame, reverse is enameled white with gold inscription
(Miniatures)
Accession Number
38.109
Measurements
H: 2 3/8 in. (6 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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