Description Inspired by the French Revolution, people of color on the island of Hispaniola (present-day Haiti and the Dominican Republic) successfully revolted against their French and Spanish colonizers; Haiti became an independent republic in 1804. Boyer was a soldier, one of the leaders of the Haitian Revolution, and president of Haiti from 1818 to 1843.
|8/31/2012||Examination||Examined for exhibition|
- The Allure of Bronze. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1995.
- The Portrait Medallions of Pierre-Jean David d’Angers (1788–1856). The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2006-2008.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Bottom center: David; [Date] Bottom center: 1845; [Inscription] On left: Boyer / EX PRESIDENT / D'HAITI; [Inscription] On obverse: FUMIÈRE / ET CIE SUCRS - THIEBAUT FRES / PARIS
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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