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Antonio de Ulloa (1716-1795)

Antonio de Ulloa (1716-1795)
Antonio de Ulloa (1716-1795)
Title
Antonio de Ulloa (1716-1795)
Date 
ca.1850
Medium 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 7/8 x 2 1/4 in. ( 7.3 x 5.7 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of Thomas W. Streeter
Object Number 
1957.26
Marks 
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