Charles Balthazar Julien Fevret de Saint-Mémin
Portrait of DeWitt Clinton
Pen and black ink and wash, with white opaque watercolor.
Framed together with 2019.52:2.
Saint-Mémin produced these portraits of the emerging politician DeWitt Clinton and his wife while the artist was living in New York, having fled France during the Revolution. In 1796-97 he was working closely with Thomas Bluget De Valdenuit to learn the art of portrait making. The drawings likely commemorate DeWitt Clinton's marriage to Maria Franklin in 1796.
Valdenuit, Thomas Bluget de, 1763-1846.