Portrait of the Little Gardener of Morice Ville, the Moreau Estate, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Object Number: 
1953.285
Date: 
c. 1809
Medium: 
Graphite on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 7/8 x 4 3/4 in. ( 20 x 12.1 cm ) mat: 14 x 11 in. ( 35.6 x 27.9 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: lower center: "Petit Jardinier de Moriceville"
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed along lower edge in brown ink: 'Petit Jardinier. de Morice Ville"
Description: 
Figure
Gallery Label: 
In 1951 Kennedy and Co., New York City, owned a watercolor (7 x 12 3/8 in.) by the baroness inscribed: "Morice ville, Juillet 1809." The Society's study is dated from this view. It could well be that the Morice Ville of the baroness was Morrisville in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where the de Neuvilles' good friend, General Jean Victor Marie Moreau (1763-1813) of New York, also an exile from Napoleonic France, purchased a country estate.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Provenance: 
De Neuville family, France; E. De Vries, Paris, 1928; Columbia University Press Book Store, NYC, 1929; Old Print Shop, NYC, 1953
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group