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Bernardo de Galvez (1746-1786)

Not promoted
16 650
Title:
Bernardo de Galvez (1746-1786)
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Watercolor on ivory
Classification: 
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 7/8 x 2 3/8 in. ( 7.3 x 6 cm )
Date End: 
1 850
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Thomas W. Streeter
Object Number: 
1957.28
Gallery Label: 
The subject was born in Malaga, Spain, to noble but inpoverished parents. He joined the army and was sent to Louisiana as a colonel but was appointed governor of the province in 1776. Galvez remained active in colonial affairs, becoming viceroy of New Spain in 1785. The city of Galveston, Texas, is named after him.
Date Begin: 
1850
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group