Pierre de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil-Cavagnal (1704-1778)

Object Number: 
ca. 1850
Watercolor on ivory
Overall: 4 7/8 x 3 7/8 in. ( 12.4 x 9.8 cm )
signed: on right: "A.Alaux"
Gallery Label: 
The subject, a native of Canada, became governor of Louisiana in 1743 and governor of Canada in 1755. This miniature portrait of him is a copy of a half-length portrait by an unidentified 18th-century French artist. The original was at one time in the collection of the Comtesse de Clermont-Tonnerre. It is reproduced in Fortier, "A History of Louisiana," I, 1904, opp. p. 136.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Thomas W. Streeter
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group