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Bernardo de Galvez (1746-1786)

Object Number: 
1957.28
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 7/8 x 2 3/8 in. ( 7.3 x 6 cm )
Marks: 
Signed in ink: under frame at right: "Rep. par A. Alaux"
Gallery Label: 
The subject was born in Malaga, Spain, to noble but inpoverished parents. He joined the army and was sent to Louisiana as a colonel but was appointed governor of the province in 1776. Galvez remained active in colonial affairs, becoming viceroy of New Spain in 1785. The city of Galveston, Texas, is named after him.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Thomas W. Streeter
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group