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The Marquis de Lafayette
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The Marquis de Lafayette


Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Once attributed to John Trumbull (1756-1843), this miniature portrays the French aristocrat who, within a year of the American declaration of independence, rallied to the cause of the American Revolution. The frame is not of the period of the miniature. See Notes field
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
5/21/1964Treatmentother
Provenance James L. Baylis, Philadelphia [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Mr. A.J. Fink, 1958 [mode of acquisition unknown]; A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc., Baltimore, September 1963 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1963, by gift.
Inscriptions [Engraved] On front of gold frame: 1797 / Marquis de Lafayette / by / John Trumbull/ [Number] On back: # 21
Credit Gift of the A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc., in memory of Abraham Jay Fink, 1963

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Creator
Period
1797
Medium
watercolor on ivory
(Miniatures)
Accession Number
38.374
Measurements
H: 1 1/4 x W: 1 5/8 in. (3.18 x 4.13 cm); H with plaque: 3 1/8 x W: 3 1/2 in. (7.94 x 8.89 cm)
Geographies
  • USA (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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