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Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834)

Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834)
Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834)
Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834)
Title
Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834)
Date 
1785-1790
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
Canvas: 24 x 19 1/2 in. ( 61 x 49.5 cm ) Frame: 31 1/2 x 27 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. (80 x 69.2 x 8.9 cm)
Credit Line 
Gift of General Ebenezer Stevens
Object Number 
1817.2
Gallery Label 
This is a copy of the original painting by Bose (in the Massachusetts Historical Society), which was painted in Paris on the commission of William Short, who was acting as agent for Thomas Jefferson. The Society's copy (bust length; the original is half-length with a scenic background) is not as sharp in its contours as the original, suggesting it was not made by Bose himself. It was executed in France for General Stevens, who was Lafayette's artillery officer in the Virginia campaign of 1780.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group