Marquise de Mores (1862-1921)

Marquise de Mores (1862-1921)
Title
Marquise de Mores (1862-1921)
Date 
1889
Medium 
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions 
Overall: 2 5/8 x 2 1/8 in. ( 6.7 x 5.4 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of the Estate of Peter Marié
Object Number 
1905.167
Marks 
signed and dated: "Paillet 1889"
Gallery Label 
Medorah von Hoffmann was the daughter of Louis A. von Hoffmann, a banker of New York and a founder of the Knickerbocker Club. After their marriage in 1883 the Marquis de Mores and his wife spent several years in the Dakota territory where the marquis was imprisoned for killing a cowboy. After his release the couple went to France where the marquis established a reputation as a duelist; he was killed by his escort while crossing the Sahara to assist an Arab chieftain.
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Creative: Tronvig Group