Unidentified man

Object Number: 
ca. 1780
Oil on wood panel
Overall: 6 1/8 x 5 1/4 in. ( 15.6 x 13.3 cm )
label: on back: "Vergennes / by / Trumbull / by repute"
Gallery Label: 
An identification of the subject as the French dramatist Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais (1732-99) has been proposed, but not substantiated. An alternative identification is Charles Gravier, Comte de Vergennes (1717-87), the French statesman and foreign minister who supported the American revolution against British sovereignty.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Eliza R. and Mary M. Greenwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group