Mederic-Louis-Elie Moreau de Saint-Mery, (painting)
Sharples, James 1751-1811
Moreau de Saint-Mery, Mederic-Louis-Elie
Pastel and black chalk (or black pastel) on toned wove paper
Metropolitan Museum of Art 5th Avenue at 82nd Street New York New York 10028 Accession Number: 24.109.89
Avery, Kevin J., "American Drawings and Watercolors in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Volume I: A Catalogue of Works by Artists Born before 1835," New York, NY: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2002, pg. 95, 342.
Portrait of Moreau de Saint-Mery (1750-1819) turned three-quarters to the right, wearing a tan jacket and a white ruffled shirt. Moreau de Saint-Mery, a member of a well known Creole family, was born in Fort Royal, Martinique. He went to law school in Paris and practiced in Saint Domingue (now Haiti), and wrote a book on French colonial law. He was a supported the revolutionary movement in France, serving as deputy for Martinique, and as an elector in Paris before coming to the United States in Nov. 1793. He settling in Philadelphia, opening a bookshop. He returned to France in 1798.
Portrait male--Waist length
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums