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Gouverneur Morris

Artist:
Pierre Henri (Paris ca. 1760–1822 New York)
Date:
1798
Medium:
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions:
Ivory: 2 3/4 x 2 1/8 in. (7 x 5.4 cm)
Framed: 5 x 4 1/4 in. (12.7 x 10.8cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Dale T. Johnson Fund, 2006
Accession Number:
2006.235.84
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 899
Gouverneur Morris (1752-1816) sat for Henri when he returned from his tenure as United States minister to France. He subsequently served as a senator from New York.
Signature: [at right]: P. H. / 98

Inscription: Inscribed on a heavy brown card on verso at a later date: Bouvernor Morris / Pierre Henri / #40
Erskine Hewitt; sale, Parke-Bernet, New York, 21 Oct. 1938, lot 822; Norvin H. Green; sale, Parke-Bernet, New York, 30 Nov. 1950, lot 229; Harry Fromke, New York; sale, Christie's, New York, 18 Oct. 1986, lot 388
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