European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
Identified as Gouverneur MorrisPossibly made in United States, North and Central America
Artist/maker unknown, French?
Watercolor on ivory
Currently not on view
|125th Anniversary Acquisition. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Shanis and Mr. and Mrs. Harris Stern in memory of Jeannette Stern Whitebook Lasker, 2000|
LabelIt has been suggested that the sitter is a member of the Morris family, possibly Gouverneur Morris (1752-1816), a delegate to the Continental Congress who helped to draft the Constitution and subsequently served as foreign minister to France and a New York State Senator. He wears a small miniature pinned to his chest.