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Albert Gallatin (1761-1849): Silhouette

Albert Gallatin (1761-1849): Silhouette
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Signed and inscribed at lower right of center in brown ink: "R. F. FECIT"; at lower right: "A Gallatin 1812"
Black ink and gouache on paper
frame: 9 x 8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 22.9 x 20.3 x 3.8 cm ) image height: 4 1/8 in. ( 10.5 cm )
Silhouette: Bust of male subject in left-facing profile; reverse painedt black glass with oval window gilded rectangular frame.
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A diplomat and financier, Gallatin was born and educated in Switzerland but came to the Colonies during the struggle for independence. He served in the Pennsylvania state legislature (1790-92), and in Congress (1792-93, 1795-1801); under Presidents Jefferson and Madison he was secretary of treasury; he later served as United States minister to France (1816-23) and England (1826-27). From 1843 to 1849 he was president of N-YHS.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group