Madame Jean Berard (ca. 1769-1807)
Watercolor(?) on ivory
Overall: 2 1/4 x 1 3/4 in. ( 5.7 x 4.4 cm )
Jean Jacques Bérard was the second husband of Adelaide Marie Elisabeth Bossard, the daughter of Louis and Marie Anne (Fleury) Bossard of Dondon on the island of Santo Domingo. In 1787, Bérard took his wife, her two sisters, and several of their slaves to New York, where they rented a house on Reade Street. Bérard himself returned to Santo Domingo in 1789 and died there of pleurisy ca. 1790.
Gift of Georgina Schuyler
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