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Proposed Coat of Arms for New Amsterdam, New Netherland: Preparatory Drawing for a Presentation to the Dutch West India Company
Black ink and wash, watercolor, red and black chalk, and red gouache, with contours incised by a stylus on laid on paper, mounted on card
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Signed in ink: under frame at right: "Rep. par A. Alaux"
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.
Gift of Mr. Thomas W. Streeter
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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