Bust-length, three-quarters to right portrait of a man identified in the engraved inscription as Duc Fernand Marie de Cloiseul, with white hair, wearing a black coat with black velvet collar, white vest, and high white stock to chin.
Provenance: Julio Branco, Paris [date and mode of acquistion unknown]; A. J. Fink, Baltimore, 1957 [mode of acquisition unknown]; A.J. Fink Foundation, Inc., Baltimore, 1963, by bequest; Walters Art Museum, 1963, by gift.
Object Type: miniatures (paintings)
Medium: watercolor on ivory
Inscriptions: [Inscription] Engraved on front, bottom in cursive: Duc Fernand Marie de Clioisenl [sic] / Aide de Camp / to / Louis Philippe / by / Maynard; [Monogram] On reverse, in hair
Geography: Place of Origin: United States, Place of Origin: France
Dimensions: H excluding frame: 2 1/4 x H: 1 7/8 in. (5.72 x 4.76 cm); Framed H: 3 1/2 x W: 2 in. (8.89 x 5.08 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc., Baltimore, in memory of Abraham Jay Fink, 1963