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

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
Marks 
inscription: at bottom: "Mr Simond 10[?]"
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at lower left outside image in brown ink: "Mr Simond id[?]"
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