Half-Length Portrait of Louis Simond (1767-1831) Holding a Palette and Brushes

Title:
Half-Length Portrait of Louis Simond (1767-1831) Holding a Palette and Brushes
Date: 
1810
Medium: 
Graphite, brown ink, and watercolor on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/2 x 6 3/4 in. ( 21.6 x 17.1 cm ) mat: 14 x 11 in. ( 35.6 x 27.9 cm )
Description: 
Portrait
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Object Number: 
1953.254
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left outside image in brown ink: "Mr Simond id[?]"
Marks: 
inscription: at bottom: "Mr Simond 10[?]"
Gallery Label: 
The subject, a native of France, was active in New York as a merchant and auctioneer from 1790 to 1815, except for the years 1810-11 when he was in Great Britain. He was a distinguished amateur painter and art critic. He became a member of The New-York Historical Society in 1812 and designed the vignette of Hudson's "Half Moon," which was later engraved by Asher B. Durand for the Society's membership diploma.
Provenance: 
Simond, amateur artist, was a member of N-YHS and designed the vignette for membership certificate.
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Creative: Tronvig Group