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Pierre Toussaint (ca. 1781-1853)
Watercolor on ivory
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inscription: on back: "Peint au mois de Janvier 1765 par le Ch'er Du Pont de l'Académie Roy'le des Sciènces, belles-lettres et arts. De Rouen."
Called "The Marquis," the subject of this portrait was the son of Abraham De Peyster, Jr., and Margareta (Van Cortlandt) De Peyster. He was appointed treasurer of the province of New York in 1767, a post that his father and grandfather had held before him. This portrait was painted while the subject was living in France, and is a fine example of the French rococo style of the time of Louis XV.
Gift of Mrs. Estelle de Peyster Hosmer in memory of her sister, Mrs. Justine de Peyster Martin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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