Self-Portrait (c. 1761?-1849)
Black ink and wash, charcoal, Conté crayon, and graphite on paper mounted on board
image: 6 3/4 x 5 7/8 in. (17.1 x 14.9 cm), irregular oval
inscription: on back: "[Mada]me DeNe[uville]"
Anne Marguerite Henriette Rouillé de Marigny, a daughter of an old aristocratic French family, married the fiery young royalist, Jean Guillaume Hyde de Neuville, in 1794. An amateur artist, the Baroness amused herself by making sketches of the scenes and people she encountered during the period she and her husband spent in exile in the United States (1807-14). Eighty-eight of these watercolors were purchased by the Society in 1953.
De Neuville family, France; E. De Vries, Paris, 1928; Columbia University Press Book Store, NYC, 1929; Old Print Shop, NYC, 1953
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