New York, Park Avenue
15 - 16 January 1999
Attributed to PIERRE HENRI (active 1788-1818)*
A Gentleman facing right in blue jacket with small gold buttons, white waistcoat and cravat, his brown hair combed forward
watercolor on ivory
2.3/8 x 2in.
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Arriving in the United States from France in 1788, Henri worked throughout the eastern seaboard, advertising his abilities as a portrait miniaturist in New York City, Philadelphia, Charleston, Baltimore and Richmond.
Please note Pierre Henry's trade card is enclosed in this locket. The card reads Mr. Henri,/Miniature Painter, [corn]er of fleet and caroline street, Fell's-POINT [BALT]...the honor to invite those who are in... /... [ha]ve their Likenesses Painted in Mini[iature] ... and inspect the specimens of... ...branch of fine ar[t]
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