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Antonio de Ulloa (1716-1795)

Antonio de Ulloa (1716-1795)
Antonio de Ulloa (1716-1795)
Antonio de Ulloa (1716-1795)
Watercolor on ivory
Overall: 2 7/8 x 2 1/4 in. ( 7.3 x 5.7 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of Thomas W. Streeter
Object Number 
Inscribed: at left:"AA"
Gallery Label 
The subject was a native of Seville, Spain, and throughout his life served his king and country in the army, in colonial administration, and on special missions. In 1766 he was appointed the first Spanish governor of Louisiana. Although the province had been ceded to Spain by France, Ulloa was forced to permit the last French governor, Aubry, to continue his administration. A Creole uprising in 1768 expelled Ulloa from the province.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group