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The Marquis de Lafayette

American (?)1797

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum

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.

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  • Title: The Marquis de Lafayette
  • Creator: American (?)
  • Date Created: 1797
  • Subject Keywords: male portraits; statesmen
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Walters Art Museum collection, please visit art.thewalters.org
  • Roles: Painter: American (?)
  • 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.
  • Object Type: miniatures (paintings); portraits
  • Medium: watercolor on ivory
  • Inscriptions: [Engraved] On front of gold frame: 1797 / Marquis de Lafayette / by / John Trumbull/ [Number] On back: # 21
  • Dimensions: 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)
  • Credit Line: Gift of the A. Jay Fink Foundation, Inc., in memory of Abraham Jay Fink, 1963
  • Classification: Miniatures
  • Accession Number: 38.374

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