Portrait of Lafayette (?)

Accession Number
1973/2.41

Title
Portrait of Lafayette (?)

Artist(s)
Louis Boilly

Object Creation Date
1761-1845

Medium & Support
pastel on vellum

Dimensions
8 11/16 in. x 6 3/8 in. ( 22 cm x 16.2 cm )

Subject matter
It has been proposed that the sitter of this portrait is the Marquis de Lafayette, the hero of the American and French revolutionary wars.

Physical Description
This portrait of a middle aged man is shown in a bust-length view, looking at the viewer, much as if this were a miniature on ivory. The man wears a dark blue coat with a white collar and cravat.

Primary Object Classification
Drawing

Primary Object Type
portrait

Additional Object Classification(s)
Drawing

Collection Area
Western

Rights
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Keywords
models (people)
portraits

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