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Peter De Vaux

Attributed to Henry Benbridge Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1743 Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1812 watercolor on ivory Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of an anonymous donor 1975.77.1 Not currently on view


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On the back of this locket are inscribed the words: “Peter De Vaux---Ancestor of Theodore Roosevelt.” The president’s forebears included James De Veaux (1710-1785) and Andre De Veaux (died1754), and this gentleman may have been a relation of theirs. In this miniature he is shown wearing a high neckband with a frilly extension known as a jabot.

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Portrait male - De Vaux, Peter - bust

painting - miniature

paint - watercolor

ivory

About Attributed to Henry Benbridge

Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1743 Died: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1812

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