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.
- 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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