Jean Baptiste Marié (d. 1835)
Medium: Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions: Overall: 2 1/2 x 2 in. ( 6.4 x 5.1 cm )
Credit Line: Gift of the Estate of Peter Marié
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Object Number: 1905.147
Marks: inscribed: on back of cardboard backing: " I.F.P./Febr 1867" printed: on cardboard backing: "Tiffany & Co. / 550 & 552 Broadway, / New York. / House in Paris Tiffany, Read & Co. / Rue Richelieu 79" engraved: on stand: "Alph. Gerouse / & C" / Paris"
The subject, father of Peter Marié, was born in Arles, France, and came to New York around 1805 and established himself as a merchant. This miniature was based on an earlier painting of ca. 1810-20.