Object Record

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Title Jean Pierre Esnard(?)
Artist Vallée, Jean François de la
Date ca. 1800
Medium watercolor
Support ivory
Dimensions 2 3/8 x 2 inches
Inscription NA
Credit line Gift of Ione Barbot
Accession Number 1937.027.0001
Collection Miniature
Description Traditionally considered a portrait of Esnard, who emigrated to Charleston as a refugee from Santo Domingo, its identity has been questioned. The likeness resembles very closely a portrait of John Anthony Barbot (1785-1855) a native of Bordeaux who married Antoinette Esnard. Vallee's portrayal is an unidealized one which emphasizes the sitter's dark coloring.

This text is adapted from Martha Severens "The Miniature Portrait Collection of the Carolina Art Association" published by the Carolina Art Association, 1984
Subjects Esnard
Image 001\1937.27.01.JPG