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Portrait of a Creole ‘free man of color’ in front of a Gothic revival style
Portrait of a Creole ‘free man of color’ in front of a Gothic revival style - Paintings & Drawings Style Portrait of a Creole ‘free man of color’ in front of a Gothic revival style -
Ref : 74489
5 400 €
Period :
19th century
Artist :
Monogrammiste HMDH
Paintings & Drawings  - Portrait of a Creole ‘free man of color’ in front of a Gothic revival style 19th century - Portrait of a Creole ‘free man of color’ in front of a Gothic revival style
Jean Moust

17th century Flemish and Dutch paintings


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Portrait of a Creole ‘free man of color’ in front of a Gothic revival style

Monogrammist HMDH
Unidentified 19th century American painter
Portrait of a Creole ‘free man of color’ in front of a Gothic revival style window, two slaves near a hut in the right background
Oil on panel : 28,7 X 24,0 cm
Bottom right signed with monogram “H.M.D.H” and dated “45” (1845)
Frame : 41,5 X 37,0 cm

This pre-Civil War flamboyant upper-class portrait of 1845 represents an American planter of mixed origin, who most probably lived in Louisiana. He was a Creole, so-called ‘free man of color’, who clearly had his own slaves (two are painted bottom right). He was born out of the relationship between a black or a Creole woman and a white man. Their liaison had been sealed by a so-called ‘left-hand marriage’.

Jean Moust

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