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Mrs. Pierre Toussaint (Juliette Noel, ca. 1786–1851)
Date: ca. 1825
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Medium: Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: Overall: 3 1/4 x 2 5/8 in. ( 8.3 x 6.7 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Georgina Schuyler
Object Number: 1920.5
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Juliette Noel was married to Pierre Toussaint in 1811. She was the daughter of a nurse in a French family, and Toussaint purchased her freedom when she was fifteen.


"Tokens of Affection: The Portrait Miniature in America," Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, March 29–June 16, 1991; Art Institute of Chicago, IL, September 1–November 19, 1991; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, November 20–February 10, 1991.

"Slavery in New York," New-York Historical Society, October 17, 2005–March 5, 2006.