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Identified as Gouverneur Morris

Artist/maker unknown, French?

Geography:
Possibly made in United States, North and Central America

Date:
c. 1805-1810

Medium:
Watercolor on ivory

Dimensions:
2 5/8 x 2 3/16 inches (6.7 x 5.6 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
2000-137-20

Credit Line:
125th Anniversary Acquisition. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Shanis and Mr. and Mrs. Harris Stern in memory of Jeannette Stern Whitebook Lasker, 2000

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Label:
It 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.

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