Conrad-Alexandre Gerard, French Minister to the United States, Being Received by the Continental Congress, August 6, 1778
Graphite and gray wash on beige paper
Overall: 8 3/4 x 11 7/8 in. ( 22.2 x 30.2 cm )
inscription: lower center: "Gerard + Congress" stamped (twice): on back: "GIFT OF THE ESTATE OF / HARRY A. OGDEN, THROUGH / CHARLES H. MESSINGER, EXECUTOR / OCTOBER 20, 1936"
Inscribed at lower center in graphite: "Gerard & Congress"
Conrad-Alexandre Gerard was the first accredited representative of a foreign power to the United States.
Gift of the Estate of Harry A. Ogden
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