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Mederic-Louis-Elie Moreau de Saint-Mery, (painting)

Painter:
Sharples, James 1751-1811
Subject:
Moreau de Saint-Mery, Mederic-Louis-Elie
Medium:
Pastel and black chalk (or black pastel) on toned wove paper
Culture:
French
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Metropolitan Museum of Art 5th Avenue at 82nd Street New York New York 10028 Accession Number: 24.109.89
Date:
1798
Notes:
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.
Summary:
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.
Topic:
Portrait male--Waist length
Ethnic
Occupation--Law--Lawyer
Control number:
IAP 36121483
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_362658

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